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Chelsea Valentine January 28, 2010 Assignment #3 HIS 102 The Spanish Conquistador: Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico In his description of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Cortes seemed to focus on three main attributes including the layout of the area, the marketplace and local commodities, and the similarities between it and Spain. Contained in his description of the Aztec city were very specific details the bridges and waterways Tenochtitlan possessed and the potential treachery the local people could inflict
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Unformatted text preview: upon him and his men by using these elements. Cortes' representation of the city's marketplace centers around the products available which included a broad number of things anywhere from land to precious stones. Throughout his depiction of Tenochtitlan, Cortes mentions several times the similarities between Spain and this Aztec city in terms of the marketplace, size, and the way of living....
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