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History of the Conquest of Mexico

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Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet never did I breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold.
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez, when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific - and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise -
Silent, upon a peak in Darien. - Keats

Prescott’s classic and beautifully written work describes what Cortez and his men went on to do, and how it was that they came to destroy the empire of the Aztecs - Written by hefyd

(Note: This project had some missing and duplicate sections. This has been corrected as of July 9, 2010. The affected sections were 12, 13, 27, 28, 33, & 34.) (24 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Bk1, C1-Ancient Mexico,its climate and its products

26:40

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Bk1,C2-Succession to the crown, Aztec nobility

39:34

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Bk1,C3-Mexican mythology,the sacerdotal order

35:24

Read by hefyd

Bk1,C4-Mexican hieroglyphics,manuscripts

38:48

Read by hefyd

Bk1,C5-Aztec agriculture,the mechanical arts

26:54

Read by hefyd

Bk1,C6-The Tezcucans,their golden age

39:50

Read by hefyd

Bk2,C1-Spain under Charles V,progress of discovery

26:56

Read by Sue Anderson

Bk2, C2-Hernando Cortes,his early life

26:53

Read by Sue Anderson

Bk2,C3-Jealousy of Velasquez,Cortes embarks

20:27

Read by Sue Anderson

Bk2,C4-Voyage to Cozumel,conversion of the natives

49:41

Read by Mick

Bk2,C5-Voyage along the coast,Dona Marina

14:06

Read by ontheroad

Bk2,C6-Account of Montezuma,state of his empire

26:52

Read by ontheroad

Bk2,C7-Troubles in the camp,plan for a colony

32:16

Read by Nathalie J.

Bk2,C8-Another Aztec embassy,destruction of idols

32:25

Read by Richard Kilmer

Bk3,C1-Proceedings at Cempoalla,the Spaniards climb the tableland

21:08

Read by Nathalie J.

Bk3,C2-Republic of Tlascala, its institutions

33:39

Read by Nathalie J.

Bk3, C3-Decisive victory, Indian council

29:38

Read by Nathalie J.

Bk3,C4-Discontents in the army,Tlascalan spies

22:49

Read by Nathalie J.

Bk3,C5-Spaniards enter Tlascala,a description of the capital

20:56

Read by TriciaG

Bk3,C6-City of Cholula, great temple

21:04

Read by TriciaG

Bk3, C7-Terrible massacre,tranquillity restored

19:02

Read by Kalynda

Bk3, C8-March resumed,valley of Mexico

25:35

Read by TriciaG

Bk3,C9-Environs of Mexico,interview with Montezuma

30:29

Read by TriciaG

Bk4,C1-Tezcucan lake,description of the capital

35:38

Read by Lizzie Driver

Bk4,C2-Market of Mexico, great temple

28:04

Read by TriciaG

Bk4,C3-Anxiety of Cortes,seizure of Montezuma

26:23

Read by hefyd

Bk4,C4-Montezuma's deportment,his life in the Spanish quarters

22:44

Read by hefyd

Bk4,C5-Montezuma swears allegiance to Spain,royal treasures

24:04

Read by Guero

Bk4,C6-Fate of Cortes' emissaries

36:08

Read by Margaret Espaillat

Bk4,C7-Cortes descends from the tableland,negotiates with Narvaez

34:11

Read by Sue Anderson

Bk4,C8-Discontent of the troops,insurrection in the capital

32:34

Read by hefyd

Bk5,C1-Desperate assault on the quarters,fury of the Mexicans

28:17

Read by hefyd

Bk5, C2-Storming of the great temple,spirit of the Aztecs

26:51

Read by Kalynda

Bk5, C3-Council of war,Spaniards evacuate the city

33:58

Read by Margaret Espaillat

Bk5, C4-The Spaniards retreat,distresses of the army

22:40

Read by Kristine Bekere

Bk5,C5-Arrival in Tlascala,friendly reception

26:58

Read by hefyd

Bk5, C6-War with the surrounding tribes,successes of the Spaniards

28:04

Read by benarad

Bk5,C7-Guatemozin,new emperor of the Aztecs,preparations for the march

29:51

Read by hefyd

Bk6,C1-Arrangements at Tezcuco,sack of Iztapalapan

28:05

Read by TriciaG

Bk6,C2-Cortes reconnoitres the capital,occupies Tacuba

25:25

Read by TriciaG

Bk6,C3-Second reconnoitring expedition,the capture of Cuernavaca

32:17

Read by TriciaG

Bk6,C4-Conspiracy in the army, brigantines launched

26:35

Read by TriciaG

Bk6,C5-Indian flotilla defeated,the causeways occupied

36:20

Read by TriciaG

Bk6, C6-General assault on the city,defeat of the Spaniards

26:30

Read by TriciaG

Bk6, C7-Success of the Spaniards, fruitless offers to Guatemozin

25:03

Read by TriciaG

Bk6, C8-Dreadful sufferings of the besieged,spirit of Guatemozin

36:24

Read by TriciaG

Bk7, C1-Torture of Guatemozin,submission of the country

20:54

Read by Kalynda

Bk7, C2-Modern Mexico,settlement of the country

16:54

Read by hefyd

Bk7, C3-Defection of Olid,dreadful march to Honduras

26:45

Read by hefyd

Bk7, C4-Disturbances in Mexico,return of Cortes

31:18

Read by hefyd

Bk7, C5-Cortes revisits Mexico,retires to his estates

45:08

Read by hefyd