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100 1  Wood, Michael,|d1948- 
245 10 Conquistadors|h[Hoopla electronic resource] /|cMichael 
250    Unabridged. 
260    [United States] :|bAudioGO :|bMade available through 
300    1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 42 min.)) :
506    Digital content provided by hoopla. 
511 1  Read by John Telfer. 
520    Following in the footsteps of the greatest Spanish 
       adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the 
       conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the
       deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. As
       he travels the same routes as Hernǹ Cortš, Francisco, and 
       Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the dramatic events that 
       accompanied the epic sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of
       the Aztec and Inca empires. He also follows parts of 
       Orellana's extraordinary voyage of discovery down the 
       Amazon and of Cabeza de Vaca's arduous journey across 
       America to the Pacific. Few stories in history match these
       conquests for sheer drama, endurance, and distances 
       covered, and Wood's gripping narrative brings them fully 
       to life. Wood reconstructs both sides of the conquest, 
       drawing from sources such as Bernal Diaz's eyewitness 
       account, Cortš's own letters, and the Aztec texts recorded
       not long after the fall of Mexico. Wood's evocative story 
       of his own journey makes a compelling connection with the 
       sixteenth-century world as he relates the present-day 
       customs, rituals, and oral traditions of the people he 
       meets. He offers powerful descriptions of the rivers, 
       mountains, and ruins he encounters on his trip, comparing 
       what he has seen and experienced with the historical 
       record. As well as being one of the pivotal events in 
       history, the Spanish conquest of the Americas was one of 
       the most cruel and devastating. Wood grapples with the 
       moral legacy of the European invasion and with the 
       implications of an episode in history that swept away 
       civilizations, religions, and ways of life. The stories in
       Conquistadors are not only of conquest, heroism, and greed
       but of changes in the way we see the world, history and 
       civilization, justice and human rights. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
650  0 Conquerors|zLatin America|xHistory.|vSound recordings. 
651  0 America|xDiscovery and exploration|xSpanish. 
651  0 Latin America|xHistory|yTo 1600. 
651  0 Latin America|xDescription and travel. 
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