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Published: 23 February 2012

144 Pages | 10 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780195392296

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The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the world of the invaders and the invaded and successive human efforts to control the Western hemisphere.
  • Explores the civilizations that the Spanish encountered in the New World as well as looking at the genesis of the conquistador culture in the Iberian, Atlantic, and early Caribbean world.
  • Looks at the consequence of these conquests on the Americas, including subsequent colonial rule.