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Published by Thomson Learning in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Latin America,
  • America,
  • Spain

Subjects:

  • Conquerors -- America -- History -- 16th century -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Conquerors -- Spain -- History -- 16th century -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Indians -- History -- 16th century -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers.,
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1600 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Latin America -- History.,
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.

Book details:

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A history of Spanish exploration and conquests in America, with an emphasis on Cortes and Pizarro.

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Chrisp.
SeriesExploration & encounters
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF1411 .C57 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1414966M
ISBN 101568471238
LC Control Number93024396
OCLC/WorldCa28503579

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Ranks up there among the great historical accounts of the New World that captures the clash of cultures that resulted in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Of especial interest was the development of alliances between the Spanish and various indigenous groups who were opposed to the Aztecs/5(). Get this from a library! The Spanish conquests in the New World. [Peter Chrisp] -- A history of Spanish exploration and conquests in America, with an emphasis on Cortes and Pizarro. The Spanish Conquests in the New World (Book): Chrisp, Peter: A history of Spanish exploration and conquests in America, with an emphasis on Cortes and Pizarro. Spanish Exploration and Conquest As news of the Spanish conquest spread, wealth-hungry Spaniards poured into the New World seeking land and gold and titles. A New World empire spread from Spain’s Caribbean foothold. Motives were plain: said one soldier, “we came here to serve God and the king, and also to get rich.”.

The Spanish Empire between and , expanded across most of Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and much of North America. In its conquest of the New World, the Spanish subdued and defeated the Inca civilization of Peru, the Aztecs of Central America, and the Maya civilization of the Yucatan. Spanish Conquests in the New World. STUDY. PLAY. Iberian Peninsula. Peninsula in southwestern Europe occupied by Spain and Portugal. Mercantilism. An economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought. "A much needed corrective to the centuries of heroizing regarding the impact of European expansion and colonization on the New World. No one can read this book and not be ashamed of the Janus face of the West's cultural and religious roots!"--Dr. Thomas B. Andersen, St. Michael's College "Good!Reviews: As news of the Spanish conquest spread, wealth-hungry Spaniards poured into the New World seeking land, gold, and titles. A New World empire spread from Spain’s Caribbean foothold. Motives were plain: said one soldier, “we came here to serve God and the king, and also to get rich.” 25 Mercenaries joined the conquest and raced to capture.

Columbus’s letter—or probanza de mérito (proof of merit)—describing his “discovery” of a New World did much to inspire excitement in Europe. Probanzas de méritos were reports and letters written by Spaniards in the New World to the Spanish crown, designed to win royal patronage. Spanish conquest in the New World was driven by the three `G`s—gold, glory, and gospel. In his drive to gather riches, Columbus (and later conquistadors) enslaved and decimated the local populations. The numbers of these Native Americans plummeted, in part because of war against the colonial forces, but also because of the introduction of. A comparative look at Spanish and British colonization in the New World puts both in perspective. Written by the most famous historian of Spain, this book combines excellent knowledge of both England and Spain with a comparison of the different goals and methods of the two largest colonial powers. (shelved 2 times as spanish-conquest) avg rating — 4, ratings — published