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  • Bernal Díaz del Castillo
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  • 15 August 2020
  • 9788449202025

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read Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Bernal Díaz del Castillo Bernal Díaz del Castillo ´ 9 characters Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España review ✓ 109 El manuscrito de Bernal Díaz del Castillo es una obra de arte de altísimo valor humano de fuerte y cristalino mérito social hilvanada con noticias ordenada. The author started writing this when he was over 70 made his fair copy of it at age 76 and wrote a preliminary note for it at age 84 Five years later he was deadArguedas s Deep Rivers and Galeano s Genesis Memory of Fire 1 which I recently read both have an unmistakable bias against the Spanish conuistadores of the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries Here for a change I listen to one of these conuistadores for the author Bernal Diaz del Castillo was a Spanish soldier who served under Hernando Cortes conueror of the Aztec empire based then in Mexico The events narrated here happened between 1519 to 1521 when the author was in his mid 20sFor a 70 year old guy you will be amazed not by how much Diaz had forgotten noted in the translator s footnotes but how much he remembered of events which took place half a century before He was a wonderful storyteller Some things I learned about life in that part of the world almost 500 years ago1 the IndiansAztecs practiced sodomy human sacrifice and cannibalism They open up the body while the poor victim is very much alive scoop out hisher heart and offer hisher still beating heart to their godsidols in their temple The limbs they eat the rest they throw away 2 their own kind whom they intend to sacrifice and turn into their favorite dishes they first fatten up inside cages like they re domesticated pigs or cattle being prepared for slaughter 3 a patriarchal society it seemed that women among the Indians had no role except do menial jobs bear children and be given by their fathers as gifts to other men There was only one Indian woman here who sort of stood out from Diaz s entire narrative She was given as a gift to Cortes who in turn gave her to his favorite officer and who later acted as their interpreter in dealing with the Indians Fond of juicy gossips Diaz didn t fail to mention that Cortes had a child by her later 4 for the Spaniards the way to get rich then was to go out there discover new lands conuer their people and get their gold in the name of the Spanish monarch Whatever they get the latter is automatically entitled to one fifth thereof the so called Royal Fifth and 5 these Spanish adventurers would first try to befriend the native Indians try to convert them to Catholicism and to make them vassals of Spain If friendly persuasion doesn t work they subdue them by force of arms and take everything they wantIn the book s blurb there is the claim that the defeat of the Aztecs by Hernan Cortes and his small bad of adventurers is one of the most startling military feats in history This could mislead As if Cortes 500 or so Spanish soldiers were by themselves able to defeat the Aztecs numbering tens of thousands Actually several Indian tribes fought along Cortes and although Diaz was silent about this did most of the dying I agree however that Cortes was a brilliant military leader BRAVE he fought with his soldiers got wounded and almost died several times CUNNING he made Indians fight fellow Indians outmaneuvered not only his Indian enemies but his Spanish enemies as well and LUCKY maybe because he was so damn brilliant that he became a living demonstration of the chess players well known adage A good player is always luckyBernal Diaz praised Cortes to high heavens but he likewise didn t mince words in implying that this great leader was also a thief or maybe Diaz was also praising Cortes as a good BUSINESSMAN An amusing anecdote he related towards the end of this book where after the conuest of Mexico the common soldiers like Diaz were grumbling about the very little share they will get of the bootyWhile Cortes was at Coyoacan he lodged in a palace with whitewashed walls on which it was easy to write with charcoal and ink and every morning malicious remarks appeared some in verse and some in prose in the manner of lampoons One said the sun moon and stars and earth and sea followed their courses and if they ever deviated from the plane for which they were created soon reverted to their original place So it would be with Cortes ambition for command He would soon return to his original humble condition Another said that he had dealt us a worse defeat than he had given to Mexico and that we ought to call ourselves not the victors of New Spain but the victims of Hernando Cortes Another said he had not been content with a general s share but had taken a king s not counting other profits and yet another My soul is very sad and will be till that day when Cortes gives us back the gold he s hidden away It was also remarked that Cortes fellow adventurer Diego Velazuez had spent his whole fortune and discovered all the northern coast as far as Panuco and then Cortes had come to enjoy the benefit and rebelliously taken both the land and the treasure And other words were written up too unfit to record in this storyWhen Cortes came out of his uarters of a morning he would read these lampoons Their style was elegant the verses well rhymed and each couplet not only had point but ended with a sharp reproof that was not so naive as I may have suggested As Cortes himself was something of a poet he prided himself on composing answers which tended to praise his own great deeds and belittle those of Diego Velazuez Grijalva and Francisco Hernandez de Cordova In fact he too wrote some good verses which were much to the point But the couplets and sentences they scrawled up became every day scurrilous until in the end Cortes wrote A blank wall is a fool s writing paper And next morning someone added A wise man s too who knows the truth as His Majesty will do very soon Knowing who was responsible for this a certain Tirado a friend of Diego Velazuez and some others who wished to make their defiance clear Cortes flew into a rage and publicly proclaimed that they must write up no libels or he would punish the shameless villaninsMany of us were in debt to one another Some owed fifty or sixty pesos for crossbows and others fifty for a sword Everything we had bought was eually dearFor God Country and King No Then and as always it has always been about the gold stupid

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read Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Bernal Díaz del Castillo Bernal Díaz del Castillo ´ 9 characters Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España review ✓ 109 ?n en torno a la figura de un héroe sino ue nos muestra a la multitud de los conuistadores individualizado cada uno con fisonomía propia cualidades y defect. De l audace et encore de l audace et toujours de l audaceFirst this makes every high fantasy adventure novel out there seem like rather thin gruel It is easy to imagine it larded with appropriate conversations and lurid description to make it three or four time the size and then selling a gazillion copies as a story of a group of ruthless fantasy adventurers overthrowing an evil empireSecond it is lucky Osama bin Laden I assume never read it since it is practically a textbook example of how to go about overthrowing a decadent and evil civilisation Sure a technological advantage helps acts of terror an unshakeable confidence in the rightness of your cause but above and beyond this Cortes emerges as a master of the techniue of divide and conuer skillfully finding and exploiting the fractures in the Mexican Empire to his own advantage He has absolutely no compunction against lying to the heathens or his own men he is always ready to promise anything to anyone And then there is the audacity Cortes realises that the only way to succeed is to keep moving forward if for once you hesitate if for once you let the enemy know your weakness then you are lost The only way is onward attack attack attack Burn the boats and cast the die and maybe it is still a one in a million chance that you will be master of the greatest city of a continent its streets and canals choked with unburied dead but that is the oly way to have any chance at all And as Terry Pratchett never tires of telling us a one in a million chance is practically a certainty MONICA is The Prettiest Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes propia cualidades y defect. De l audace et encore de l audace et toujours de l audaceFirst this makes every high fantasy adventure novel out there seem like rather thin gruel It is easy to imagine it larded with appropriate conversations and lurid description to make it three or four time the size and then selling a gazillion copies as a story of a group of ruthless fantasy adventurers overthrowing an evil empireSecond it is lucky Osama bin Laden I assume never read it since it is Embodied Posture practically a textbook example of how to go about overthrowing a decadent and evil civilisation Sure a technological advantage helps acts of terror an unshakeable confidence in the rightness of your cause but above and beyond this Cortes emerges as a master of the techniue of divide and conuer skillfully finding and exploiting the fractures in the Mexican Empire to his own advantage He has absolutely no compunction against lying to the heathens or his own men he is always ready to Maaninkavaara promise anything to anyone And then there is the audacity Cortes realises that the only way to succeed is to keep moving forward if for once you hesitate if for once you let the enemy know your weakness then you are lost The only way is onward attack attack attack Burn the boats and cast the die and maybe it is still a one in a million chance that you will be master of the greatest city of a continent its streets and canals choked with unburied dead but that is the oly way to have any chance at all And as Terry Pratchett never tires of telling us a one in a million chance is Coming Up Roses practically a certainty

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read Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Bernal Díaz del Castillo Bernal Díaz del Castillo ´ 9 characters Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España review ✓ 109 S cronológicamente En ella nos muestra un pasaje de vida con amplio carácter homérico pues su relato no está construido para destacar y provocar admiraci?. Wow This book stands out as one of the most fascinating books that I can think of The only thing I can fault it for are the doubts about its veracity It certainly reads like an authentic account and if it is what an account History was never so fascinating I certainly enjoyed this book far than A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and it comes across as far accurate and nuanced The characters really come to life in this account Cort s is captured as a magnificent though ruthless and duplicitous leader He was a superb diplomat who fought no battles than he had to I was surprised to find myself rooting for the Spanish despite the many atrocities they committed They came across as men of their time certainly guilty of much of what has been accused of them though they re not the despicable demons that they re often made out to be Perhaps the best description of their motives is the one D az himself uses We went there to serve God and also to get rich I think my favourite aspect of the book is the insight into how amazing it must have been to enter Mexico at that time to be confronted with an Empire great enough to match any in history but to have it be completely new and unknown I can just imagine how exciting it would be to hear the stories told in person had D az returned to Spain and tell the Europeans what amazing sights could be found over the horizon The other great thing are the little details that D az includes that make his story so much richer The graffiti wars between Cort s and his dissatisfied soldiers the trip up the volcano and politics between Cort s and his men and his enemies