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By Hugh Thomas

THE unprecedented heritage OF the autumn OF outdated MEXICO

Drawing on newly came across assets and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historic perception, Hugh Thomas offers an engrossing narrative of 1 of the main major occasions of Western history.

Ringing with the fury of 2 nice empires locked in an epic conflict, Conquest captures in remarkable aspect the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and provides remarkable in-depth photos of the mythical competitors, Montezuma and Cortés. Conquest is a vital paintings of historical past from one among our so much talented historians.

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Could the inhabitants of Baja California, particularly the northern part, have the same sense of patriotism as those of us who live in the rest of the country? Do they not see themselves forced to cross into foreign territory more often than they set foot in the continental part of their own patria? What stamp do commerce, intellectuality, dress, and all the activities of life have in this northern state? It must be confessed that the resident of Mexico City would find these regions to be absolutely exotic, Yankee-ized.

All that remains in his mind is a tangle of exotic-sounding indigenous words, the retention of which is as difficult as it is useless. In the end, the student or reader still ignores who these civilizations were and what they were really like. He ignores their religious concepts; works of art; religious, civil, and military institutions; industries; and so forth. Some history texts do refer to the religion, art, and customs of our pre-Hispanic inhabitants. But we would sincerely prefer that those texts not touch upon such issues, as their erroneous content disorients the reader.

On one occasion, when I was having lunch at a restaurant in the city center, it occurred to me to order a bottle of beer. ” “Foreign,” I answered, imagining that I would be served a German or American beer. A few instants later, the waiter returned, bringing on a bright tray a bottle of XX of Orizaba. ” I exclaimed, a bit annoyed. The dark-skinned waiter looked at me with good-natured surprise and replied: “It is the only foreign beer we have. ” Nationalist in the extreme and at times patriotic to the point of aggression, I could not help but inform my interlocutor of two or three politicogeographic facts about Yucatán and Mexico, and four or five about the lack of sense that he seemed to suffer from.

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