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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Díaz del Castillo, Bernal, 1492-1581?
García, Genaro, 1867-1920
Maudslay, Alfred Percival, 1850-1931
The true history of the conquest of New Spain
Published By: Original publisher
London: Printed for the Hakluyt society. 1910. xvi, 152 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Bernal Díaz del Castillo , one of its conquerors ; edited
and published in Mexico by Genaro García ; Translated into English, with introduction and
notes, by Alfred Percival Maudslay
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Settlement patterns (361);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Instigation of war (721);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This portion of an account of Cortez’s conquest of the
Aztec Empire by one of his soldiers covers events from the arrival of the expedition in the
Tlaxcalan city of Cholula to the extraction of tribute and defiant building of a Christian
altar in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (Mexico) where the emperor Montezuma was held
captive. It includes observations on the cultures of the rival Nahua groups.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Uniform Title: Historia verdadera de la conquista de
la Nueva España|'From the only exact copy made of the original manuscript' 'Bibliography of
Mexico': v. 1, p. -368 Omitted from the file: pages 152-343
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
James Leary ; 1958
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Puebla and State of Mexico, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings