Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Civilizations in Conflict

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      Pages 1-28
  3. The Documents

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      Pages 29-39
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      Pages 40-78
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      Pages 79-99
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      Pages 100-126
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-271

About this book


Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and from testimonies - many recently uncovered - of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism.

Authors and affiliations

  • Stuart B. Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62632-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-12143-1
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