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Title By Right of Conquest: or, with Cortez in Mexico
Author(s) Henty, G. A
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1891
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Publisher Blackie & Son Limited
Library British Library
Reference 012803.eee.7
Region Europe, Central America and the Caribbean
Names George Alfred Henty, Hernando Cortez (pp178-190, 202-248, 258-314, 328, 343, 371-375), John Cabot (pp45, 52), Montezuma (pp125, 130, 155, 163, 199-201, 216-217, 234-235, 261, 281, 301), Diego Velasquez (pp179, 188, 284), Panfilo de Narvaez (pp282-287)
Places Plymouth, England, Latin America, Mexico (pp93, 107, 208, 225), Tabasco (p84), Tepeaca (p113), Tezcuco (pp133, 243), West Indies, Cuba (pp18, 45), Hispaniola (p179)
Topics novel, fiction, children's literature, adventure, Spanish empire, colonisation, conquest, Aztecs (pp93, 107, 187, 192, 209, 225, 294, 375), Spanish alliance with indigenous peoples against the Aztecs (pp187-188, 201, 226), Aztec rule (pv), trade, barter (pp25, 54, 65, 68), buccaneers (pvi), pirates (pp13, 21, 28), contents (pvii), map (pp10, 228), illustrations (pp15, 49, 80, 123, 155, 206, 256, 295, 365), Moors (pp13, 15-16), appearance (pp15-16, 64, 81, 142), anti-Catholicism (pp17-18, 21, 205), Spanish Inquisition (pp18, 205), exploitation of resources (pp18-19, 52, 280), Spanish treatment of indigenous population in Central America (pp21-22), perception of value (pp25, 68, 121, 171), health and disease (pp25-26, 34, 187, 342), scurvy (pp26, 34), weapons (pp26, 117, 145, 201), luxury goods, gold (pp45, 52, 93, 115, 146, 186, 280), liat sea (pp50-59), navigation (pp59-60), indigenous peoples (pp63, 81), dress (pp64, 84-85, 115, 133), exchange of gifts (p65), natural history (pp68, 110), birds (pp68-69), colonial conflict (pp71, 184, 200, 222, 294-314, 328-331, 349, 371), sea battle (p71), ship wreck (pp76-81), European perceived as supernatural being (pp82, 84, 90-91, 104), cocoa (pp86, 88-89, 141), slaves (pp87, 100), language (pp89, 104, 109, 149), human sacrifice (pp93, 96, 122, 124, 126, 359), sacrifice of Spanish prisoners (p359), status of women (p94), marriage (pp102-103, 245, 256), inter-racial marriage (pp376, 382-384), religion (pp108, 127-128, 257, 281), tobacco (pp120, 141), education (pp127-128), superiority of western weapons (p145), missionary work (pp187, 205, 226), massacre of Cholula (pp222-225), Spanish factions (p282), small pox (p342), love (p368)
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