Gerónimo de Aguilar

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  • La Malinche Essay

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    "La Malinche." Slave, interpreter, secretary, mistress, mother of the first "Mexican." her very name still stirs up controversy. Many Mexicans continue to revile the woman called Doña Marina by the Spaniards and La Malinche by the Aztecs, labeling her a traitor and harlot for her role as the alter-ego of Cortes as he conquered Mexico. They ignore that she saved thousands of Indian lives by enabling Cortes to negotiate rather than slaughter. Her ability to communicate also enabled

  • How Did Hernan Cortes Conquer The Aztec Empire

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    How was Hernan Cortes able to conquer the Aztec empire? How was Hernan Cortes able to conquer the Aztec empire? The fall of the Aztec Empire was led by an expedition by Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador, in 1521. Cortes’ time was the era of Exploration. He became engrossed with the tales of Christopher Columbus and decided to join the exploration. Which led him to travel to the Americas and triumph of the Aztec empire. Such as a prophecy, weaponry, translators, disease and allies. An Aztec prophecy

  • The World Of The Aztec Empire

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    How was Cortes with 508 soldiers able to conquer the Aztec Empire with millions of peoples inside its borders? Cortes was able to conquer the Aztec people for several different reasons. The Aztecs had a very harsh tribute system that was not popular among the other peoples of Mexico. This ferocious tribute system allowed Cortes to act as a “liberator” of some sort. Additionally, with the Spanish came several diseases the Aztec peoples had never encountered. The spread of diseases such as small pox

  • Legacy of Rwanda

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    were Francisco Hernandez de Córdoba and Juan de Grijalba who, under the orders of Diego Veláquez, who is the Spanish governor of Cuba, Set out on ill- Fated ventures to the Yucatan and Mexico's gulf coast (1517 - 1518). Diego Veláquez Commissioned Hernan Cortés to lead a new expedition westward. Hernan Cortés ransomed fellow Spaniard Geronimo De Aguilar who had been forced to live among the Mayas after surviving a 1511 shipwreck during one of His expeditions. Aguilar ended up being a translator

  • Mayan Architecture: Tulum Essay

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    Mayan Architecture & The City of Tulum Outline I. Intro II. The Mayan Civilization A. Mayan Time Periods B. Mayan Territory C. Mayan Accomplishments D. Mayan Collapse III. Mayan Architecture A. Intro B. Tulum (Case Study) 1. Tulum’s History 2. Tulum’s Influences and Styles 3. Tulum’s Design a. Site 1. Economy 2. Social Class Orientation 3. Defenses b. Buildings 1. El Castillo 2. Temple of Frescos

  • Great Batle of Otumba

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    Great Battle of Otumba: The Turning Point for the Spanish Isidro Gurrola History MO4 Jaime Soto March 12, 2008 Introduction The Battle at Otumba is considered one of the turning points in the conquest of Mexico, giving the conquistadors a victory at a time when the Aztecs could have destroyed them. A statue of Cortés, with the name Otumba on it, stands in the conquistador’s home province of Medellin, Spain, to recall the

  • Greek And Roman Classical Culture

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    Unit I Journal Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 Howard Quattlebaum His-102-I02 Midlands Tech Unit I Journal Chapter 11 Historic Terms: Renaissance: --Rediscovery of Greek/Roman classical culture: In the rediscovery of Greek/Roman classical culture Greek scientific and philosophical works were available to western Europeans. It was an rebirth of classical learning and a clear rediscovery of the ancient Rome and Greece. The renaissance scholars and artist referred to the classical past and rejected religious