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Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's La conquista de Mexico

Susan Schroeder


This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés' conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip of Spain, La conquista fell into the hands of the seventeenth-century Nahua historian Chimalpahin, who took it upon himself to make a copy of the tome. As he copied, Chimalpahin rewrote large sections of La conquista, adding information about Emperor ... More

Keywords: Hernando Cortés, Mexico, conquest, Francisco López de Gómara, Prince Philip of Spain, La conquista, Chimalpahin, Nahua culture, Emperor Moctezuma, indigenous people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804769488
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804769488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Schroeder, editor