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Conquest [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In 1532, 168 Spanish conquistadors arrived in Peru. They were exhausted, outnumbered, and terrified, and ahead of them were camped 80,000 Incan troops. And yet within just 24 hours, more than 7,000 Inca warriors were slaughtered, the Incan emperor languished in chains, and the victorious Europeans began what would become a brutal reign that would leave its marks throughout the Americas. This program examines the colossal impact of advanced Old World weaponry and deadly diseases on the history of the New World.
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55 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 03, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns, germs, and steel (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pizarro in South America (1:51)
  • Imbalance of Power: Conquistadors vs. Inca Warriors (2:13)
  • European Advantage (3:08)
  • Farming: Old World vs. New World (3:46)
  • Spanish: March Into Inca Territory (2:47)
  • Weapons Technology; old World vs. New World (6:09)
  • Battle of Cajamarca, Peru (4:44)
  • Hernan Cortes and the Aztecs (1:43)
  • Importance of Writing to Advancement of Civilization (3:04)
  • Old World vs. New World (2:33)
  • Inca King: Naive Approach to Confrontation (3:50)
  • Spanish Attack on Incas (2:33)
  • Scourge of Smallpox (4:15)
  • Conquest by Disease (4:26)
  • Spanish Domination (3:54)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2004.
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  • 40759s Films Media Group
  • 40761 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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