Unfortunately, Hernan Cortes
and 500 intrepid Spanish conquistadors arrived by boat in 1519.
Don Hernan Cortes
first tasted cacao or 'Xocolatl' (coined by the Aztecs), later renamed 'Chocolatl' (Chocol = hot + atl = water) by the Spaniards, when Emperor Montezuma entertained conquistadors in the early 1520s.
On December 12, 1531, just twelve years after Hernan Cortes
first set foot on Mexican soil, a miracle happened in Mexico.
Even its youngest members can recount the 479-year history of local resistance to globalization, starting when Spanish invader Hernan Cortes
sent troops to the region.
"The Aztecs" episode examines the downfall of the Aztec and Inca empires of ancient Mexico and Peru, explaining how Hernan Cortes
destroyed in three months the empire the Aztecs took years to create.
The Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes
introduced tomatoes to Europe from Mexico in the 16th century, but it was another 200 years before Italians began serving spaghetti with tomato sauce.
Here, Kunstler recounts--blow by blow--the conquest of the Aztec civilization by the outnumbered retinue of conquistador Hernan Cortes
. Check out this excerpt: "Half a year of delicate maneuvering ensued during which Cortes steadily advanced inland toward Tenochtitlan, gathering intelligence, receiving lavish gifts from Moctezuma ...
For Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes
, or John Calvert--the Catholic founder of the Maryland colony--planting the faith went hand-in-hand with exploration, conquest, or settlement.
In a fantastic coincidence, white-bearded Hernan Cortes
sailed to the east coast of Mexico in 1519 on a great "raft." When Cortes marched to the Aztec capital with his meager army of 500 Spanish conquistadors, Montezuma greeted him as Quetzalcoatl and handed over his empire without a fight.
took Hernan Cortes
for the incarnation of the god Quetzalcoatl and