The Spanish Conquistador: Cortés and Conquest of Mexico”:
What does Cortés focus on in his description of an Aztec city?
Does he have a self-interested motive in his description of Tenochtitlán and the Aztecs? If so, what might it be?
Why do you think he felt justified in overthrowing the Aztec Empire?
What were his possible motives, and which might have been the most important, and why?