Julio Cortázar

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  • Aztec Achievements

    The Aztecs were a powerful and highly advanced civilization that ruled the majority of present day Mexico in the 15th century. At their peak, they established a very organized society which revolved majorly around religion. Aqueducts were constructed, agriculture was cultivated, and their empire seemed to be constantly growing. Astrology was, arguably, one of the more important and fundamental achievements of the Aztec civilization. The development of the calendar became an important part of…

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  • Christopher Columbus Miscommunication

    When the Columbus and the Spanish started to arrive to the new world, many myths of what happened during those times of conquest were made. Myths do not have to only be made up stories but could also be stories that hold some truth to them. Conquistadors Francisco Pizarro and Hernan Cortez and explores Christopher Columbus both came to believe they were perceived as gods by Natives. Many of this conclusions were made up by miscommunication and also self-benefits, mainly for titles and riches. In…

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  • The Two Frida Kahlo Analysis

    1. The work of art is named The Two Fridas and was created by Frida Kahlo. It is located in the Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. The style of this piece is a naïve surrealist double self-portrait. The size of this piece is 5 feet and 8 and ½ inches by 5 feet and 8 and ½ inches or 1.74 meters by 1.74 meters. The medium used to create this piece was oil on canvas. This piece was created in 1939. Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907 as Magdalena Carmen Frida…

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  • HIST 100 Summary

    1. What was this movie about? How did it relate to other material in this module? Did you know about this topic prior to learning about it in HIST 100? This video is about the Spanish invasion and colonization of Mexico. The main focus was on Cortes and his battle against the Aztec people. This video gave further detailed on the battle tactics that Cortes on the Aztec empire to becoming the ruler of Mexico. In the textbook, similarly, the Native Americans did suffer a similar type of tactical…

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  • Summary Of Matthew Restall's Seven Myths Of The Spanish Conquest

    “The ‘Wretched Indians’: What We Don’t Learn in History Books” The Spanish Conquest as we know it has been largely painted as a valiant and remarkable achievement deemed justifiable through widely-accepted perceptions of European superiority. Indeed, when taught about these expeditions, rarely are we given sources that encourage us to picture the Indigenous peoples fighting on the same side as the Spaniards; After all, the textbooks say they were the ‘bad guys’ to beat, right? Matthew…

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  • Impact Of Spanish Conquest On The Aztecs

    The Aztecs did not actually refer to themselves as Aztecs. In fact, a significant percentage of the Aztecs were of a tribe called the Mexica Tribe and the people were referred to as the Mexica People. The term Aztec was coined by the Spanish but was made popular by the Germans in the early 1900s. The topic of this essay is to find out if the Spanish Conquest of the Americas had a significant impact on the Aztecs. In the first paragraph, the way of life preceding Spanish arrival and interaction…

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  • Advantages Of The Conquest Of Mexico

    The Conquest of Mexico started in 1519 and was between the Spaniards and the Indians. The leading commander for the Spaniards was Hernán Cortés. His objective was to capture the center of Mexico, Tenochtitlan. The Spaniards had a technological advantage which was the quality of their weapons. The steel armor and weapons were an advantage over the Indians because the Indians had wooden weapons. They had other advantages as well such as diseases, dogs, and horses. Although horses were one of the…

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  • Aztecs Essay

    European Invasion of the Aztec Empire After Columbus discovered the New World, Europeans began to flood into the new region where they encountered many native people mistakenly referring to them as people of India hence the term Indians. These native civilizations, though seeming cut off from the rest of the world flourished with large cities and advanced technology that is still revival in today’s modern science, especially in the field of Astrology. One of the societies the Europeans…

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  • The Aztec Empire: Home In Central America

    To gain control over other groups of people was the main goal of any empire, but for it to actually happen became a reality for The Aztec Empire. Established in 1428, The Aztec Empire found its home in Central America. A sign from the gods brought them to a location where they would later established a capital called Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs would build from there and form alliances with others in the region soon to become a great power in Central American area.Feared by most civilizations,…

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  • Were The Spanish At Fault Essay

    Akhil Kemburu Short Essay #1, Feb. 8th, Section D The Fall of the Natives’ Civilizations: Were the Spanish at Fault? Christopher Columbusis proclaimed as a hero and an explorer because if it were not were his voyage in 1492, the New World may not have been discovered until much later. His proposal to sail to India by traveling west is what led him to the New World, and the Europeans’ encounter with the Native Americans. Although Columbus is heavily praised today, the consequences of his…

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