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The Conquistador: 1492–1550 (Warrior)
The Conquistador: 1492–1550 (Warrior)
by John Pohl

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Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by dreams of unlimited riches, soon became disillusioned and restless. With disease rampant, resources exhausted, and the Caribbean populations dwindling, they had little alternative but to find new territories and peoples to exploit. This title shows how, bolstered by influxes of war-hardened veterans from Europe and an army of over 30,000 allied Indian troops, they came to rely on and perfect what they knew best - killing for profit, and without mercy.



Product Details/Specifications:
Author: John Pohl
Creator: Adam Hook
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
EAN: 9781841761756
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 1841761753
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 64
Publication date: 2001-11-25
Release date: 2001-11-25
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)

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