History of the Conquest of Mexico. Volume 4


William H. Prescott
Wilfred Harold Munro (Editor)

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: HIS038000

William Hickling Prescott’s History of the Conquest of Mexico presents the conquest of Mexico between 1519 and 1521 in four volumes. Although blind and having never traveled to the Americas, Prescott’s account of the conquest of the Aztecs is as highly respected by historians today as it was in the 19th century.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Part VI. Siege and Surrender of Mexico (Continued)
Chapter V. Indian Flotilla defeated—Occupation of the Causeways—Desperate Assaults—Firing on the Palaces—Spirit of the Besieged—Barracks for the Troops
Chapter VI. General Assault on the City—Defeat of the Spaniards—Their disastrous Condition—Sacrifice of the Captives—Defection of the Allies—Constancy of the Troops
Chapter VII. Successes of the Spaniards—Fruitless Offers to Guatemozin—Buildings razed to the Ground—Terrible Famine—The Troops gain the Market-place—Battering Engine
Chapter VIII. Dreadful Sufferings of the Besieged—Spirit of Guatemozin—Murderous Assaults—Capture of Guatemozin—Evacuation of the City—Termination of the Siege—Reflections

Part VII. Conclusion—Subsequent Career of Cortés
Chapter I. Torture of Guatemozin—Submission of the Country—Rebuilding of the Capital—Mission to Castile—Complaints against Cortés—He is confirmed in his Authority
Chapter II. Modern Mexico—Settlement of the Country—Condition of the Natives—Christian Missionaries—Cultivation of the Soil—Voyages and Expeditions
Chapter III. Defection of Olid—Dreadful March to Honduras—Execution of Guatemozin—Doña Marina—Arrival at Honduras
Chapter IV. Disturbances in Mexico—Return of Cortés—Distrust of the Court—Cortés Returns to Spain—Death of Sandoval—Brilliant Reception of Cortés—Honors conferred on him
Chapter V. Cortés revisits Mexico—Retires to his Estates—His Voyages of Discovery—Final Return to Castile—Cold Reception—Death of Cortés—His Character
Appendix: Original Documents


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