Table of contents for Conquistador : Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs / Buddy Levy.

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Contents
A Note on the Text and the Sources						vii
Introduction									10
1 Setting Out for New Spain 
	and the Serendipitous Gift of Language				16
2 The Battle with the Tabascans 
	and the Acquisition of La Malinche					27
3 Montezuma's Message							38
4 The Gambler Stakes All: 
	"Either Win the Land or Die in the Attempt"				57
5 Into the Mountains 								72
6 The Massacre of Cholula							93
7 The City of Dreams								106
8 City of Sacrifice								123
9 Seizure of Empire								134
10 Cortes and Montezuma							143
11 Spaniard Versus Spaniard							156
12 The Festival of Toxcatl							175
13 Montezuma's Ironic Fate 							187
14 La Noche Triste								199
15 "Fortune Favors the Bold"						215
16 The Great Rash								227
17 Return to the Valley of Mexico						240
18 The Wooden Serpent							253
19 Encirclement								270
20 The Siege Begins								284
21 Clash of Empires								300
22 The Last Stand of the Aztecs						320
Epilogue: The Shadows of Smoke						336
Appendix A: Significant Participants in the Conquest			352
Appendix B: A Brief Chronology of the Conquest				356
Appendix C: A Note on Nahuatl Language Pronunciation			359
Appendix D: Major Deities of the Aztec Pantheon				359
Appendix E: The Aztec Kings						361
Notes										362
Bibliography									415
Acknowledgments								433

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
Cortãaes, Hernãaan, 1485-1547.