The Conquistador

1492-1550

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The Conquistador
US$14.95
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  • 9781841761756
  • 9781780967585

Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortes' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by dreams of unlimited riches, soon became disillusioned and restless. With disease rampant, resources exhausted, and the Caribbean populations dwindling, they had little alternative but to find new territories and peoples to exploit. This title shows how, bolstered by influxes of war-hardened veterans from Europe and an army of over 30,000 allied Indian troops, they came to rely on and perfect what they knew best - killing for profit, and without mercy.

  • Osprey Publishing Ltd; May 2012
  • ISBN 9781780967585
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  • Title: The Conquistador
  • Author: John Pohl
  • Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781841761756
  • 9781780967585
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781841761756
  • 9781780967585