The Conquest of Mexico Volume 2/Table of contents

List of
Illustrations
Appendix
Part I
Appendix
Part II
Notes to Vol II Index
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Index
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CONTENTS
BOOK IV — Continued
RESIDENCE IN MÉXICO
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V. Montezuma swears allegiance to Spain — Royal Treasures — Their Division — Christian Worship in the Teocalli — Discontents or the Aztecs 3
VI. Fate of Cortes' Emissaries — Proceedings in the Castilian Court — Preparations of Velazquez — Narvaez lands in Mexico — Politic Conduct of Cortés — He leaves de Capital 15
VII. Cortes descends from the Tableland — Negotiations with Narvaez — Prepares to Assault him — Quarters of Narvaez — Attack by Night — Narvaez Defeated 28
VIII. Discontent of the Troops — Insurrection in the Capital — Return of Cortés — General Signs of Hostility — Massacre by Alvarado — Rising of the Aztecs 43
BOOK V
EXPULSION FROM MEXICO
I. Desperate Assault on the Quarters — Fury of the Mexicans — Sally of the Spaniards — Montezuma addresses the People — Dangerously Wounded 65
II. Storming of the Great Temple — Spirit of the Aztecs — Distresses of the Garrison — Sharp Combats in the City — Death of Montezuma 83
III. Council of War — Spaniards evacuate the City — Noche Triste, or the "'Melancholy Night" — Terrible Slaughter — Halt for the Night — Amount of Losses 101
IV. Retreat of the Spaniards — Distresses of the Army — Pyramids of Teotihuacan — Great Battle of Otumba 117
V. Arrival in Tlascala — Friendly Reception — Discontents of the Army — Jealousy of the Tlascalans — Embassy from Mexico 129
VI. War with the surrounding Tribes — Successes of the Spaniards — Death of Maxixca — Arrival of Reinforcements — Return in Triumph to Tlascala 142
VII. Guatemozin Emperor of the Aztecs — Preparations for the March — Military Code — Spaniards cross the Sierra — Enter Tezcuco — Prince Ixtlilxochitl 155
BOOK VI
SIEGE AND SURRENDER OF MEXICO
I. Arrangements at Tezcuco — Sack of Iztapalapan — Advantages of the Spaniards — Wise Policy of Cortés — Transportation of the Brigantines 177
II. Cortés reconnoitres the Capital — Occupies Tacuba — Skirmishes with the Enemy — Expedition or Sandoval — Arrival of Reinforcements 190
III. Second Reconnoitring Expedition — Engagements on the Sierra — Capture of Cuernavaca — Battles at Xochimilco — Narrow Escape of Cortés — He enters Tacuba 202
IV. Conspiracy in the Army — Brigantines Launched — Muster of Forces — Execution of Xicotencatl — March of the Army — Beginning of the Siege 218
V. Indian Flotilla defeated — Occupation of the Causeways — Desperate Assaults — Firing of the Palaces — Spirit of the Besieged — Barracks for the Troops 231
VI. General Assault on the City — Defeat of the Spaniards — Their disastrous Condition — Sacrifice of the Captives — Defection of the Allies — Constancy of the Troops 250
VII. Success of the Spaniards — Fruitless Offers to Guatemozin — Buildings razed to the Ground — Terrible Famine — The Troops gain the Market-place — Battering Engine 265
VIII. Dreadful Sufferings of the Besieged — Spirit of Guatemozin — Murderous Assaults — Capture of Guatemozin — Evacuation of the City — Termination of the Siege — Reflections 278
BOOK VII
CONCLUSION — SUBSEQUENT CAREER OF CORTES
I. Torture of Guatemozin — Submission of the Country — Rebuilding of the Capital — Mission to Castile — Complaints against Cortés — He is confirmed in his Authority 309
II. Modern Mexico — Settlement of the Country — Condition of the Natives — Christian Missionaries — Cultivation of the Soil — Voyages and Expeditions 322
III. Defection of Olid — Dreadful March to Honduras — Execution of Guatemozin — Dona Marina — Arrival at Honduras 332
IV. Disturbances in Mexico — Return of Cortés — Distrust of the Court — Cortés returns to Spain — Death of Sandoval — Brilliant reception of Cortés — Honours conferred on him 346
V. Cortés revisits Mexico — Retires to his Estates — His Voyages of Discovery — Final Return to Castile — Cold Reception — Death of Cortés — His Character 360
Appendix 381
Notes to Vol. II. 413
Index 1 471
Index 2 479