978-0-06-132095-8 / 9780061320958

The Conquest of America


Publisher:Harper Perennial



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: November 1996 Pages: 288 in Publisher: Harper Collins A fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America The Conquest of America has become a classic in its field It offers an original interpretation of the discovery of America by Columbus and of the subsequent conquest. colonization. and destruction of Mexico and the Caribbean by the Spaniards at the beginning of the modern era.Using sixteenth-century sources. the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of both the Spanish conquistadors and the Aztecs. adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the neat extermination of Mesoamerica's Indian population.Absorbing. intelligent. and responsible in its call for a much-needed dialogue between different cultures. The Con...

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