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Letters from Mexico
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 2001
Pages 640
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300090949
ISBN-10 0300090943
Dimensions 1.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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Hernán Cortés’s Cartas de Relacíon, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortés’s journey to Honduras in 1525. Pagden’s English translation has been prepared from a close examination of the earliest surviving manuscript and of the first printed editions, and he also provides a new introduction offering a bold and innovative interpretation of the nature of the conquest and Cortes’s involvement in it. J. H. Elliot’s introductory essay explains Cortes’s conflicts with the Crown and with Diego Velazquez, the governor of Cuba.

“The definitive edition [of the letters] in any language. . . . The book is a ’must’ for all those who are seriously interested in this traumatic clash of civilizations and the consequences, both for good and ill, which ensued.”—C. R. Boxer, English Historical Review

“One of the most fascinating Machiavellian documents to come out of the Renaissance.”—Carlos Fuentes, Guardian

“[Pagden] provides us with two important innovations: the first reliable edition of the most important Spanish text . . . and annotations that draw on Pagden’s own profound knowledge of Mesoamerican cultures.”—Helen Nader, Sixteenth Century Journal


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780300037241
 
Subsequent edition from Yale Univ Pr (January 1, 1987)
9780300037241 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $70.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780300090949 Book cover for 9781607964919
 
from Gardners Books (July 23, 2012)
9781607964919 | details & prices | 176 pages | List price $15.20
About: Hernan Cortes's Cartas de Relacion, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortes's journey to Honduras in 1525.
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With Anthony Pagden (other contributor) | from Yale Univ Pr (September 1, 2001)
9780300090949 | details & prices | 640 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Hernán Cortés’s Cartas de Relacíon, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortés’s journey to Honduras in 1525.
from Yale Univ Pr (January 1, 1987)
9780300037999 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $25.00

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