Hernan Cortes: the life of a Spanish conquistador

West, David; Gaff, Jackie and Eldridge, Jim (2005) Hernan Cortes: the life of a Spanish conquistador. Book House.

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Abstract

After establishing himself in Cuba as a fighter, gambler and fortune hunter, Cortes embarks on a expedition to find a mysterious civilization rumoured to be rich with gold. This civilization is the land of the Aztecs. Three years later, with tens of thousands of Aztecs dead at the hands of heavily armed Europeans, Cortes oversees the setting up of a new Spanish colony. The speech bubbles and strip cartoon-style illustrations of the graphic novel create a dynamic format that encourages readers to engage with the characters and get involved in the story. The opening pages provide historical context about the society destroyed by Cortes, and the world of colonialisation he came from. The closing pages describe his fall from grace and ultimate loss of wealth.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: 946 Iberian Peninsula & adjacent islands, 001 Knowledge, 980 History of South America
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:04
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/1270

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