Heaven's Messengers and the Conquest of Mexico: A Novel (Paperback)Donald E. Chipman (author)
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All are admitted to heaven by St. Peter and given special assignments to interview six important personages in the conquest of Mexico: Hernando Cortes, Pedro de Alvarado, and Martin Lopez (the last far less well known, but he was a master carpenter and boat builder who constructed thirteen small vessels that were launched on Lake Texcoco and provided a naval component that proved vitally important to the success of the conquest); Dona Marina and Isabel Moctezuma, both Aztec women); and Leonor Cortes Moctezuma. The six messengers are miraculously returned to life and placed in the century of conquest with specific assignments-to illustrate how three men steeped in Roman Catholicism and three pagan women become worthy.
Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
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