The History of the Conquest of Mexico
First published in 1843, "The History of the Conquest of Mexico" by William Hickling Prescott was decribed by the author as a magnificent epic.
This sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured as a landmark work of scholarship and dramatic storytelling. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day.
"The History of the Conquest of Mexico" is considered by many historians Prescott's masterpiece.