ISBN13:978-0521627306 ISBN10: 0521627303 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521622080 ISBN10: 0521622085
Summary: Noble David Cook explains, in vivid detail and sweeping scope, how the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans - not by the sword, but by deadly disease. The Aztec and Inca empires with their teeming millions were destroyed by a few hundred Europeans whose most important weapons, though the conquerors did not realize it at the time, were diseases previously unknown in the Americas. The end result of the colonizing experience in the Americas,
whether of the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, English, or French, was the collapse of native society.
Summary: Noble David Cook explains, in vivid detail and sweeping scope, how the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans - not by the sword, but by deadly disease. The Aztec and Inca empires with their teeming millions were destroyed by a few hundred Europeans whose most important weapons, though the conquerors did not realize it at the time, were diseases previously unknown in the Americas. The end result of the colonizing experience in the Americas, whether of the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, English, or French, was the collapse of native society.
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 10/28/2004 International: No
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Chapter 1. In the Path of the Hurricane : Disease and the Disappearance of the Peoples of the Caribbean, 1492-1518 Chapter 2. The Deaths of Aztec Cuitlahuac and Inca Huayna Capac : The First New World Pandemics Chapter 3. Settling In : Epidemics and Conquest to the End of the First Century Chapter 4. Regional Outbreaks from the 1530s to Century's End Chapter 5. New Arrivals : Peoples and Illnesses from 1600-1650
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