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The End of The Aztecs (Turning Points In History)

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  • Sales Rank:478,026
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:27
  • Publication Date:May 30, 2012
  • ASIN:B0087QGE0O


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Synopsis
History offers no more astonishing instance of the part that chance plays in our lives than the catastrophic, slow-motion clash between Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes and the Aztec leader Montezuma. The landing of Cortes and his men on the shore of Mexico in 1519 came as a shock to the Aztecs. Everything that followed from that moment to the destruction of an entire civilization was a succession of stunning surprises:

• The surprise that Cortes would step into a land where so many wanted to revolt against the indigenous central government.

• The surprise that the Spaniards could overcome the enormous military odds against them.

• The surprise that Cortes could take Montezuma captive in his own capital.

• The surprise that the Spaniards could level the entire city of Tenochtitlan.

• The surprise that illness could annihilate tens of millions of people.

• The surprise that the backbone of an entire civilization could be broken in a matter of only a few decades.

Here, in this Kindle Single, is a humbling story for anyone who neglects to take into account the inevitability of the unpredictable in human affairs.

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