Penguin Books translates the classic contemporary first-person account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. This chronicle was written by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, presumably a soldier who participated in the conquest of the Aztec Empire under Hernán Cortés. Some details are probably exaggerations or fiction, and it’s a pro-Spanish account. Consider the limitations of the primary source while reading it.
- Series: Penguin Classics
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (August 30, 1963)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140441239
- ISBN-13: 978-0140441239
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches