Naval Power in the Conquest of Mexico

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Author: Gardiner, Clinton Harvey (1913-2000)

Year: 1956

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Place: Austin


xvi+253pp 2 maps, 14 illustrations, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") issued in sea green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial on cover. 1st edition.

In this account of the naval aspect of Hernando Cortes' invasion of the Aztec Empire, G Harvey Gardiner has added another dimension to the drama of Spanish conquest of the New World and to Cortes himself as a military strategist. The clash, which brought the fall of Tenoctitlan and consequently of all of Mexico, though discussed briefly in former English-Language accounts of the struggle, has never before been detailed and brought into a perspective that reveals its true significance. Gardiner, on the basis of previously unexploited sixteenth-century source materials, has written an historical revison that is as colorful as it is authoritive.


Jacket soiled, spine sunned, light edge wear, else a very good copy in like jacket.

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