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SOURCES FOR THE SPANISH CONQUEST OF MEXICO

But the spanish sovereigns knew nothing of

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Unformatted text preview: s to stop. But the Spanish Sovereigns knew nothing of Mesoamerican ritual or sexual practices when the Spaniards set out for Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica. Bernal Díaz del Castillo Bernal Bernal Díaz del Castillo exaggerated the Bernal number of people sacrificed by the Aztecs and minimized the number of natives killed by the Spanish. Previous slide: Aztec sacrifice, Codex Previous Magliabechiano. Magliabechiano. Previous slide: skull rack, shown in the Previous post-conquest Ramirez Codex, from the late 16th century. It was “discovered” in late 1856. 1856. Spanish “sacrifices” Spanish Bernal Díaz del Castillo writes: Bernal “We slept near a stream, and with the We grease from a fat Indian woman whom we had killed and cut open, we dressed our wounds, for we had no oil, and we supped very well on some dogs which the Indians breed.” the...
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