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The Fall of the Aztecs [electronic resource]

director, David Wallace ; producer, Rebecca Dobbs ; a Maya Vision International production for PBS and BBC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Series host Michael Wood lands on a small island off the coast of Mexico, where in 1519, Hernan Cortes led a band of some 500 soldiers onto the mainland and into the heart of the Aztec empire. On the shores of the Yucatan, Cortes first saw the Mayan pyramids. Wood continues west to the frontier between the Mayan and Aztec worlds. The Aztecs greeted Cortes with gifts of gold, an act that sealed their fate. Trekking over the mountains in torrential storms, Wood wonders how this small band of Spanish adventurers overthrew an empire of millions, and why the Aztec ruler Montezuma believed the Spanish were gods.
Director
David Wallace
Performers
Michael Wood, host/narrator.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally broadcast in 2000.
Series
Conquistadors
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Series Statement
Conquistadors ; episode 1
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2000]
Publisher no.
pbs_cqw000-1 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
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Mode of access: Internet.
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