Course: The Conquest of New Spain (by Bernal Diaz)
The Story of the Conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortes and his men
His leadership along with the courage and stamina of his men contributed to the accomplishment of the Catholic country of Mexico, as well as providing a safe base from which to convert much of the Americas to Catholicism. While millions of souls and whole countries were being lost from the Church in Europe (due to Luther and other heretics), Cortez’s heroic feat compensated the Church by the conversion of numerous souls in the New World.
There is violence and bloodshed in the book, including some description of the brutal Aztec human sacrifices.
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