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FLS 492: Seminar in Hispanic Studies (Conquest of Mexico)

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1) Search by Title Keyword (use the name of the individual author you are studying, a simple phrase, or one or more key terms.

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For example:
1) Search by Title Keyword: Mexican conquest

2) Select:
History of the conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the ancient Mexican civilization, and the life of the conqueror, Hernando Corte´s. By William H. Prescott.

3) Examine subject headings to see if you want to explore one of them further:

Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540.

Other L.C. Subject Headings to consider searching:

Mexico--History--Spanish colony, 1540-1810.

Mexico--Civilization--Spanish influences.

Spain--Colonies--America.

Aztecs--History.

Cortes, Hernan, 1485-1547.

Montezuma II, Emperor of Mexico, ca. 1480-1520.


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