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Conquistadors

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VHS
2001; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Indigenous Always: The Legend of la Malinche and the Conquest of Mexico

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Examines the life and legacy of the 16th century Indian woman known as La Malinche, who by her role in the Spanish conquest of Mexico and in giving birth to Cortes's son is a symbol of both cultural destruction and creation.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Cronicas Mexicas

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"Don Martín Caparrós, sets foot on the shores of Veracruz, four hundred eighty-three years and four months after the historial landing of Cortéz. The object of the conqueror was the mere conquest; for Caparró it was to follow his tracks in search of a time long lost, of oxen-like cows and fandango dancers; of nearly deaf donkeys and venders of badly roasted insects; of jarocho musicians and porcelain churches, impossible languages, myths and legends, stories that chronicle a moment in history, exactly four hundred eighty-three years and four months later". -- Container.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Fall of the Aztecs [electronic resource]

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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.
Online
2005; 2000
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The Drama and Its Main Characters Part 1 [electronic resource]: The Conquest

This program, part of a series presented by Televisa and produced here by Independent Production Fund, begins the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico with its main protagonists, Hernán Cortés and Moctezuma. We hear of the similarities and weaknesses of the Spanish Empire under Carlos V and the Aztec Empire led by Moctezuma, and follow Columbus' exploratory journeys to the New World. We learn how two shipwrecked sailors chose opposite sides in the initial combats that won the invaluable translator, the Malinche, for Cortés. Spanish technology overcame the numeric odds against the Spaniards and the Aztec Empire's onerous tribute helped Cortés form alliances with subject nations, especially after the Cholula Massacre. Hear how Moctezuma made a fatal mistake as Cortés advanced towar [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Captain From Castile

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Forced to flee his home during the Spanish Inquisition, nobleman Pedro De Vargas escapes with a beautiful peasant girl and joins Cortez on his dangerous expedition to conquer Mexico.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Conquerors

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Focuses on the greatest battles ever fought and the men who won them. Brings the terrifying rumble of the tanks and deadly arrows of conquest to life. Traveling the globe and spanning two millennia, this program features diary entries, interviews with scholars, and historical re-enactment to examine the strategies, weapons of conquest, and the significance of each engagement in the annals of history.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)