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10 thoughts on “The Betrayal of Montezuma

  1. says:

    This is a selection of excerpts taken from The Conquest of New Spain, published as a Penguin 60s Classic.This reads very well, it is very descriptively written it conjures the scenes well spending time talking through the sights of the markets, the temples, the city in general It also describes the main people in the story Montezuma being the Aztec leader, and the Spanish conquistadors too.This is an interesting part of history the 1519 campaign of the Spanish in attempting to conquer the Aztecs of Mexico, led by Hernando Cortes It is an interesting piece of propaganda really Bearing in mind the title of this excerpt, and the exact words on the blurb Montezuma, the Aztec s greatest king, met the Spanish conquistadors first with threats, then with gifts and guile, only to be undone in the end by his own people While this is true, a realist view is the Spanish were manipulative and dishonest about their intentions, lied in order to have the Aztecs provide gold and jewels, and turned many of Montezuma s caciques chiefs below him and even his relatives against him.In this writing, Montezuma comes across as a fine leader, although naive in his trust of the Spanish He understands the principle the Spanish propose cooperate and keep your people safe he weighs up the long term implications of his decisions, and is prepared to sacrifice various things for the benefit of his people He voluntarily remains under the arrest of the Spanish, and allows some of his caciques to be arrested to try and suppress a violent uprising against the Spanish He shows a willingness to engage his people to discuss his decisions and options, and to try and talk those opposing him around to his way of thinking.It is written as an unfortunate accident almost freak in nature during a violent engagement between the Aztecs and their Spanish invaders While the Aztecs are attacking Spanish, holed up in their quarters, Montezuma is lifted to a battlement to try and pacify his people below The barrage of darts, arrows and stones continues, and Montezuma is hit Seemingly only injured, his death is a surprise to all.The excerpt ends pretty abruptly, not explaining how the Spanish escape, but I guess this is the hook to read the full book.Somewhere between 4 and 5 stars one of the enjoyable of these Penguin 60 Classics for me.


  2. says:

    history can save you from the future


  3. says:

    No s qu esperaba yo con este libro, ser que por eso no se bien como calificarlo.El modo en el que est escrito no me gusta, pues es un castellano antiguo y usa muchas palabras redundantes, fuera de eso creo que todo lo que sucedi esta perfectamente documentado, sin olvidar, claro est , que es una versi n de los que llegaron y no de los que estaban y aunque el autor a veces dice Cort s habl amorosamente , yo tengo mis dudas, ya me ha tocado que en varios textos se refieran a Cort s como un hombre muy devoto y que lo nico que quer a era cristianizar Sigo sin cre rmela, supongo nuevamente que nunca sabr la verdad Y s lo me conformare con las distintas versiones que de este hecho, la conquista, pueda encontrar para hacerme una idea m s clara de lo que pas y poder comprender muchas cosas de hoy en d a Nosotros somos los que fuimos conquistados, despojados de muestras costumbres, dioses, formas de vestir, de hablar, de ver el mundo, nos vinieron a decir como ver el mundo y ni siquiera parece que nos sentamos a analizarlo De alg n modo nos perdimos en este episodio de nuestra historia Y no volvimos a encontrarnos.Del libro, no me gusta la forma en que Bernal cuenta los hechos, es muy soso, aunque repito, esta muy bien documentado y descrito todo Es un libro para poder saber todo lo que ellos vieron.


  4. says:

    This is misleading, just because it is an abridged version of the account given by Bernal Diaz one of the conquistadores who took part in the events but the details of where the abridging has been made and what information has been omitted are not given The book omits a scene where the Spanish massacre a number of unarmed Aztecs in the main temple of the city prompting the people to rise up against the Spanish With the scene omitted it seems as though the Aztecs attack the Spanish for little or no reason.


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