1492, The New World Conquest, and the Legacy of Spanish Cultural Imperialism.

Primary Source: Bernal Diaz del Castillo, The History of the Conquest of New Spain, ed. by David Carrasco (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008), pp. 28–40, 98–184, 211–302. (CCNY: EBSCO) AND Reading: Transcript of Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel, Episode 2: Conquest. (PBS: Guns, Germs and Steel, Episode 2) (https://www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/show/transcript2.html) CRITICAL REVIEW TOPIC: In your opinion, does the explanation of the Spanish conquest of the Incas offered by Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs and Steel hold for the Spanish defeat of the Aztec Empire, given the evidence in the primary source by Diaz? Be sure to cite examples from the text to substantiate your opinion. Please use both readings in response, also use MLA style citations.