Index:The Conquest of Mexico Volume 1.djvu

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CONTENTS
BOOK I
INTRODUCTION-VIEW OF THE AZTEC CIVILISATION
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I. Ancient Mexico — Climate and Products — Primitive Races — Aztec Empire 9
II. Succession to the Crown — Aztec Nobility — Judicial System — Laws and Revenues — Military Institutions 20
III. Mexican Mythology — The Sacerdotal Order — The Temples — Human Sacrifices 36
IV. Mexican Hieroglyphics — Manuscripts — Arithmetic — Chronology — Astronomy 55
V. Aztec Agriculture — Mechanical Arts — Merchants — Domestic Manners 75
VI. Tezcucans — Their Golden Age — Accomplished Princes-Decline of their Monarchy 90
BOOK II
DISCOVERY OF MEXICO
I. Spain under Charles V. — Progress of Discovery — Colonial Policy — Conquest of Cuba — Expeditions to Yucatan 119
II. Hernando Cortés — His Early Life — Visits the New World — His Residence in Cuba — Difficulties with Velasquez — Armada intrusted to Cortés 129
III. Jealousy of Velasquez — Cortés embarks — Equipment or his Fleet — His Person and Character — Rendezvous at Havana — Strength of his Armament 142
IV. Voyage to Cozumel — Conversion of the Natives — Jeronimo de Aguilar — Army arrives at Tabasco — Great Battle with the Indians — Christianity introduced 151
V. Voyage along the Coast — Doña Marina — Spaniards land In Mexico — Interview with the Aztecs 168
VI. Account of Montezuma — State of his Empire — Strange Prognostics — Embassy and Presents — Spanish Encampment 177
VII. Troubles in the Camp — Plan of a Colony — Management of Cortés — March to Cempoall — Proceedings with the Natives — Foundation of Vera Cruz 193
VIII. Another Aztec Embassy — Destruction of the Idols — Despatches sent to Spain — Conspiracy in the Camp — The Fleet Sunk 208
BOOK III
MARCH TO MEXICO
I. Proceedings at Cempoalla — The Spaniards climb the Tableland — Picturesque Scenery — Transactions with the Natives — Embassy to Tlascala 229
II. Republic of Tlascala — Its Institutions — Early History — Discussions in the Senate — Desperate Battles 241
III. Decisive Victory — Indian Council — Night Attack — Negotiations with the Enemy — Tlascalan Hero 255
IV. Discontents in the Army — Tlascalan Spies — Peace with the Republic — Embassy from Montezuma 267
V. Spaniards enter Tlascala — Description of the Capital — Attempted Conversion — Aztec Embassy — Invited to Cholula 278
VI. City of Cholula — Great Temple — March to Cholula — Reception of the Spaniards — Conspiracy Detected 287
VII. Terrible Massacre — Tranquillity Restored — Reflections on the Massacre — Further Proceedings — Envoys from Montezuma 303
VIII. March Resumed — Ascent of the Great Volcano — Valley of Mexico — Impression on the Spaniards — Conduct of Montezuma — They descend into the Valley 315
IX. Environs of Mexico — Interview with Montezuma — Entrance into the Capital — Hospitable Reception — Visit to the Emperor 331
BOOK IV
RESIDENCE IN MEXICO
I. Tezcucan Lake — Description of the Capital — Palaces and Museums — Royal Household — Montezuma's Way of Life 357
II. Market of Mexico — Great Temple — Interior Sanctuaries — Spanish Quarters 375
III. Anxiety of Cortés — Seizure Or Montezuma — His Treatment by the Spaniards — Execution of his Officers — Montezuma in Irons — Reflections 388
IV. Montezuma's Deportment — His Life in the Spanish Quarter — Meditated Insurrection — Lord of Tezcuco Seized — Further Measures of Cortés 406
Notes To Vol I 419