Book cover of Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain by David Carballoby David M. Carballo
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Mexico of five centuries ago was witness to one of the most momentous encounters between human societies, when a group of Spaniards led by Hernando Cortés joined forces with tens of thousands of Mesoamerican allies to topple the mighty Aztec Empire. It served as a template for the forging of much of Latin America and initiated the globalized world we inhabit today. The violent clash that culminated in the Aztec-Spanish war of 1519-21 and the new colonial order it created were millennia in the making, entwining the previously independent cultural developments of both sides of the Atlantic.

Interview with the Author

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David Carballo, “Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain” (Oxford UP, 2020)
7/3/20         60 min


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Episode 96 – On the Collision of Worlds in Meso-America 
8/13/20           50 min


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