Conquistadors: Searching for El Dorado, the Terrifying Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires

Conquistadors Searching for El Dorado the Terrifying Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires Conquistadors follows the Spanish explorers as they unleash their terrifying religious wrath upon the Inca and Aztec empires and explains how the conquest of the New World transformed the Old World fo

  • Title: Conquistadors: Searching for El Dorado, the Terrifying Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires
  • Author: John Pemberton
  • ISBN: 9780708867464
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Conquistadors follows the Spanish explorers as they unleash their terrifying religious wrath upon the Inca and Aztec empires and explains how the conquest of the New World transformed the Old World forever.

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    1. A straight-forward telling of the history of the first Spanish conquests in the New World but what a tale. The encounter of two different civilisations, a testament to greed, bravery littered with appalling acts of barbarity and the loss of untold treasures from the Aztec, Inca and Mayan cultures. With an estimated 90% reduction in Native populations brought about through disease, war and enslavement it is hard to put into words the effects of this devastation.

    2. Great quick read on the topic. Finished it in a couple of days and would have enjoyed it a lot more if it was factually accurate.P.149: "The Spanish were shown the Aztec's () zoo, where tigers, lions, wolves, dogs and venomous snakes were fed on human sacrifices." Except there are neither tigers or lions in the Americas.P.315: "At least on Spaniard was carried off in the jaws of a tiger" Where? In India? China? Anywhere in Asia? No, in The New World, where tigers don't exist.P.354 tigers againSo [...]

    3. This was such a quick read; couldn't put it down. Very unbiased and frank with a touch of dry humour. So much I didn't know about the conquest of the New World and the unique civilizations that were destroyed by the Spanish savages. The characters and events stayed with me long after reading so good One of those books you don't want to end.

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