Spanish historian Bernal Diaz del Castillo (c.1492-1584) was a soldier in the army of the conquistador Cortes in the attack on the Aztecs.
J M Cohen translated widely from French and Spanish, including for Penguin Classics Montaigne's Essays and Cervantes' Don Quixote.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
First hand, first class account of the conquest of Mexico. Diaz tells us how it was - a soldiers war. His writing is accessible to the modern reader.Published 2 months ago by Oranmhor
Condition of item rated as good. Book was very old and cover had a folod mark on it. The price was fine but description did not reflect the condition of the item.Published 13 months ago by K. Brown
Simply printed primary account of the Conquest of Mexico as told by Bernal Diaz. Personally, I used it for higher-education research and it has proved useful. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dommy
I bought this book some years ago when I was interested in Latin American history, after having lived there for a year. Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2012 by Honrus Publicus
I had read a different interpretation of this book on a pdf file but wanted a hard copy so bought this, it shamelessly cuts out important sections and events, even though in the... Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2012 by mich
Bernal Díaz's bloody tale is an extremely revealing text and an overt message to all soldiers all over the world. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2010 by Luc REYNAERT