When Montezuma Met Cortés by Matthew Restall

When Montezuma Met Cortés

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the AmericasOn November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. This introduction—the prelude to the Spanish seizure of Mexico City and to European colonization of the mainland of the Americas—ha...

Details When Montezuma Met Cortés

TitleWhen Montezuma Met Cortés
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Historical, Biography

Reviews When Montezuma Met Cortés

  • Judy
    Matthew Restall certainly does his research. I find myself skipping parts, going ahead and then going back. This book should be of interest to any history buff. A whole different perspective on the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Not a quick read but very enlightening.