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Author: William Hickling Prescott
ISBN: 1144609038
Language: English
Pages: 508 pages
Category: Historical
Publisher: Nabu Press (February 16, 2010)
Rating: 4.5
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William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian.

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.

William Hickling Prescott, the renowned American .

William Hickling Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1796. His grandfather had commanded colonial forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; his father was a highly respected judge and philanthropist. Prescott was tutored in Latin and Greek by the rector of Trinity Church in Boston and entered Harvard in 1811.

BOOK I: INTRODUCTION. View of the Aztec Civilisation. Chapter I. Ancient mexico- its climate and its products- its primitive races- aztec empire. THE country of the ancient Mexicans, or Aztecs as they were called, formed but a very small part of the extensive territories comprehended in the modern republic of Mexico. Its boundaries cannot be defined with certainty

The most highly acclaimed history of Mexico.

The most highly acclaimed history of Mexico. ut much the greater number, probably, spread over the region of Central America and the neighbouring isles; and the traveller now speculates on the majestic ruins of Mitla and Palenque as possibly the work of this extraordinary people. After the lapse of another hundred years, a numerous and rude tribe, called the Chichemecs, entered the deserted country from the regions of the far North-west.

History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of the Ancient. Стр. 288 - What he suffered from famine, from the hostility of the natives, from the climate, and from hardships of every species, has nothing in history parallel to it, but what occurs in the adventures of the other discoverers and conquerors of the New World. After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish.

William Hickling Prescott. It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843

William Hickling Prescott. Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook Pages (PDF): 579 Publication Date: 1843. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day. Home Categories Americas. Expounds upon the virtues of Mexico while seeking to explain the tragedy of the country's defeat in terms of its neighboring civilizations. Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва.

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859; Making of America Project; Kirk, John Foster, 1824-1904. Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547, Mexico - History Conquest, 1519-1540. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company.

Prescott, William Hickling (1796-1859) - An American historian. Blinded in one eye by a hard crust of bread thrown by a Harvard classmate, he would later lose sight in his other eye, and go on, with the aid of a noctograph, to devote his life to the scholarly study of Spanish history. History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843) - Prescott’s best-known work is a dramatic narrative description of how the war with Mexico arose over boundary disputes when Texas was annexed by the United States. 2. Table Of Contents. BOOK I INTRODUCTION .

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Comments (7)
The author, writes this historical story as though he is standing next Herman Cortes in his journey to discover and seize new lands for Spain and the Roman Catholic Church (Christianity). The author loves Cortez and the violent journey he led. It was difficult reading for me as the writer graphically imposed upon a reader the horrific destruction of the "Aztec" people's in order to impose Christianity upon them and place the cross upon their lands. This is a historical accounting our history books should present. I was sickened and still I could not put this book down. I will most likely read it again and again as I share this book with history teachers and professors of history. Now, I fully accept the data identifying the death of 100 million Indigenous peoples by the invasion of the Europeans.
I originally bought this as an e-book because it was so cheap (embarrassing admission!), and I thought I'd miss out if I didn't purchase it then and there. Well it was cheap, but I would only have missed out if I hadn't begun reading before I realised it was cheap because it was a very old book, reprinted. Prescott's style is very dated, and his expressions sometimes seem convoluted, but I really enjoyed it enormously - his storytelling is superb, and while he sometimes reveals his age with non-PC comments about native peoples and their gods, he never seems condescending. His efforts to accurately portray that most extraordinary, single-minded, confident, competent leader, military commander, politician, and rascal Hernando Cortes succeed beyond expectation. While deploring the long-term results of the conquest of Mexico, Cortes' achievement is breathtaking, and wonderfully described by Prescott from a perspective much closer to the events than we can readily muster today.
The author, in an admittedly dated style, gives a detailed story of how Cortes came back from the brink of defeat, over and over to finally triumph in a enormous bloodbath and conquer Mexico . I doubt if few people have any idea of what he went through... on the other hand, I doubt if many people have any idea what the Mexicans went through, which was far worse. In the book the reader roots for Cortes as he decimates a whole civilization, in the name of God.... Makes you wonder!!!
Regardless, it is a detailed and fascinating story of perseverance in the face incredible odds.
I was surprised to see that the book was written in 1843, before the Mexican War. The author did not use much of the stilted language of that time and the book is easy to read. There are some words used which are now obscure, but the context is usually clear It a long book, but very complete with a lot of insight of the people involved and the times. I don't know if later research would change any of the story, but it is a good overall history.
A very informative history of early discovery, and conquest of Mexico. This book is great for anyone interested in their cultural history, or a history buff whom is generally looking to expand overall knowledge of world history and or geography. The information also provides an in depth view and an opportunity to live vicariously through the eyes of an explorer, and world traveler seeking new lands, and interacting with new cultures or races of people regional to the area being explored for the first time.
Even though this book was written in 1890, it is surprisingly even handed in this struggle between the dominant culture of Central America and a small group of adventurers led by Hernando Cortes. The author obviously admires the achievements of the Aztecs, despite the 20,000 human sacrifices annually made to their gods. The conditions of the Aztec nation which made it liable to collapse and the skill of Cortes are discussed. This story would not be believed if history had not instructed us it is true.
Global Progression
The History of the Conquest of Mexico is a detailed, social, political, anthropological and virtual firsthand report and account of the conquest of Mexico. It is detailed, riveting, intellectually honest and exciting. Prescott provides a first class account that captures the tiniest bead of information and integrates it into the larger and at times international picture. Prescott is a terrific story teller, this is what the book is all about, a first class, first rate and virtual first person account of one of the most unlikely and extraordinary conquests in the history of civilization. -Bob Martin