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#49 | Posted by donnerboy

The past two weeks I've been deep into a couple of books about Montezuma and Cortes. The first was a 1000+ page historical novel called "Aztec," and the second a book by a widely renowned linguist and Latin American history professor, Matthew Restall, called "When Montezuma Met Cortes." Factual information, not the glorified 500-year-old mythistory we're been taught about how Cortes took the Aztecs with 400 men. Didn't happen that way at all.

Anyhoo, at the very end of the second book, he explained where the line from the Marine Battle Hymn, "From the halls of Montezuma," originated.

During the Mexican-American War, the Marines landed at Vera Cruz (like Cortes) and proceeded along what is basically the route Cortes took to get to Tenochtitlan, today's Mexico City, and proceeded through the same neighborhoods where Montezuma's palace and zoo were once located.

For anyone interested in a history of the conquistador era based on facts rather than Cortes' and Diaz's romanticized accounts, I couldn't recommend Restall's book more highly. And, IMO, "Aztec" is one of the best historical novels I can remember reading.

BTW, Montezuma didn't "surrender" to Cortes at the "Meeting" that occurred when he met Cortes, thinking he was a returned god. Didn't happen. Montezuma invited Cortes to visit, suppied the Spaniards with food and protection all along their journey from Vera Cruz to Tenochtitlan (Mexico City), and welcomed him on the south causeway with words spoken in the manner high level Aztec officials did at the time.

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