History of the Conquest of Mexico

William H PRESCOTT (1796 - 1859)

(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.)

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

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Bk1, C1-Ancient Mexico,its climate and its products Denny Sayers
00:26:40
Play 01 Bk1,C2-Succession to the crown, Aztec nobility Denny Sayers
00:39:34
Play 02 Bk1,C3-Mexican mythology,the sacerdotal order hefyd
00:35:24
Play 03 Bk1,C4-Mexican hieroglyphics,manuscripts hefyd
00:38:48
Play 04 Bk1,C5-Aztec agriculture,the mechanical arts hefyd
00:26:54
Play 05 Bk1,C6-The Tezcucans,their golden age hefyd
00:39:50
Play 06 Bk2,C1-Spain under Charles V,progress of discovery Sue Anderson
00:26:56
Play 07 Bk2, C2-Hernando Cortes,his early life Sue Anderson
00:26:53
Play 08 Bk2,C3-Jealousy of Velasquez,Cortes embarks Sue Anderson
00:20:27
Play 09 Bk2,C4-Voyage to Cozumel,conversion of the natives Mick
00:49:41
Play 10 Bk2,C5-Voyage along the coast,Dona Marina ontheroad
00:14:06
Play 11 Bk2,C6-Account of Montezuma,state of his empire ontheroad
00:26:52
Play 12 Bk2,C7-Troubles in the camp,plan for a colony Kehinde
00:32:16
Play 13 Bk2,C8-Another Aztec embassy,destruction of idols Richard Kilmer
00:32:25
Play 14 Bk3,C1-Proceedings at Cempoalla,the Spaniards climb the tableland Kehinde
00:21:08
Play 15 Bk3,C2-Republic of Tlascala, its institutions Kehinde
00:33:39
Play 16 Bk3, C3-Decisive victory, Indian council Kehinde
00:29:38
Play 17 Bk3,C4-Discontents in the army,Tlascalan spies Kehinde
00:22:49
Play 18 Bk3,C5-Spaniards enter Tlascala,a description of the capital TriciaG
00:20:56
Play 19 Bk3,C6-City of Cholula, great temple TriciaG
00:21:04
Play 20 Bk3, C7-Terrible massacre,tranquillity restored Kalynda
00:19:02
Play 21 Bk3, C8-March resumed,valley of Mexico TriciaG
00:25:35
Play 22 Bk3,C9-Environs of Mexico,interview with Montezuma TriciaG
00:30:29
Play 23 Bk4,C1-Tezcucan lake,description of the capital Lizzie Driver
00:35:38
Play 24 Bk4,C2-Market of Mexico, great temple TriciaG
00:28:04
Play 25 Bk4,C3-Anxiety of Cortes,seizure of Montezuma hefyd
00:26:23
Play 26 Bk4,C4-Montezuma's deportment,his life in the Spanish quarters hefyd
00:22:44
Play 27 Bk4,C5-Montezuma swears allegiance to Spain,royal treasures Guero
00:24:04
Play 28 Bk4,C6-Fate of Cortes' emissaries Margaret Espaillat
00:36:08
Play 29 Bk4,C7-Cortes descends from the tableland,negotiates with Narvaez Sue Anderson
00:34:11
Play 30 Bk4,C8-Discontent of the troops,insurrection in the capital hefyd
00:32:34
Play 31 Bk5,C1-Desperate assault on the quarters,fury of the Mexicans hefyd
00:28:17
Play 32 Bk5, C2-Storming of the great temple,spirit of the Aztecs Kalynda
00:26:51
Play 33 Bk5, C3-Council of war,Spaniards evacuate the city Margaret Espaillat
00:33:58
Play 34 Bk5, C4-The Spaniards retreat,distresses of the army Kristine Bekere
00:22:40
Play 35 Bk5,C5-Arrival in Tlascala,friendly reception hefyd
00:26:58
Play 36 Bk5, C6-War with the surrounding tribes,successes of the Spaniards benarad
00:28:04
Play 37 Bk5,C7-Guatemozin,new emperor of the Aztecs,preparations for the march hefyd
00:29:51
Play 38 Bk6,C1-Arrangements at Tezcuco,sack of Iztapalapan TriciaG
00:28:05
Play 39 Bk6,C2-Cortes reconnoitres the capital,occupies Tacuba TriciaG
00:25:25
Play 40 Bk6,C3-Second reconnoitring expedition,the capture of Cuernavaca TriciaG
00:32:17
Play 41 Bk6,C4-Conspiracy in the army, brigantines launched TriciaG
00:26:35
Play 42 Bk6,C5-Indian flotilla defeated,the causeways occupied TriciaG
00:36:20
Play 43 Bk6, C6-General assault on the city,defeat of the Spaniards TriciaG
00:26:30
Play 44 Bk6, C7-Success of the Spaniards, fruitless offers to Guatemozin TriciaG
00:25:03
Play 45 Bk6, C8-Dreadful sufferings of the besieged,spirit of Guatemozin TriciaG
00:36:24
Play 46 Bk7, C1-Torture of Guatemozin,submission of the country Kalynda
00:20:54
Play 47 Bk7, C2-Modern Mexico,settlement of the country hefyd
00:16:54
Play 48 Bk7, C3-Defection of Olid,dreadful march to Honduras hefyd
00:26:45
Play 49 Bk7, C4-Disturbances in Mexico,return of Cortes hefyd
00:31:18
Play 50 Bk7, C5-Cortes revisits Mexico,retires to his estates hefyd
00:45:08