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Born to Die : Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650

Born to Die : Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650 - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521627306

Cover of Born to Die : Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650 98 (ISBN 978-0521627306)
ISBN13: 978-0521627306
ISBN10: 0521627303
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1998
International: No

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Born to Die : Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650 - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521627306

Noble David Cook

ISBN13: 978-0521627306
ISBN10: 0521627303
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1998
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

Introduction


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


Conclusion


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