The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other by Tzvetan TodorovThe Conquest of America: The Question of the Other by Tzvetan Todorov

The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other

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Paperback | March 1, 1999

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"The Conquest of America" is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the Spaniards' conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean. Using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of the Spanish conquistadors and of the Aztecs, adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the near extermination of Mesoamerica's Indian population.

Title:The Conquest of America: The Question of the OtherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.52 × 5.51 × 0.73 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0806131373

ISBN - 13:9780806131375

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This book takes a fresh approach to early North American history, offering a moral and philosophical take on the notion of conquerors and the conquered. The Conquest of America re-examines Columbus’ "discovery" of America and the Spanish colonization of Mexico and the Caribbean. Drawing on original 16th-century sources, French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the incompatible belief systems and values which led to conflict and the near-extinction of many of the "conquered" peoples.