PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK HERNÁN CORTÉS EN EL SIGLO XXI. V CENTENARIO DE LA LLEGADA DE CORTÉS A MÉXICO
Medellín, on 3 June 2021
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, the Extremadura Histórica Federation and the Historical Association of Metellín present the book HERNÁN CORTÉS EN EL SIGLO XXI. V CENTENARIO DE LA LLEGADA DE CORTÉS A MÉXICO.
A conference given by Dr. Esteban MIRA CABALLOS, biographer of Hernán Cortés and professor at the I.E.S. Carolina Coronado in Almendralejo (Badajoz)
Hernán Cortés en el siglo XXI. V Centenario de la llegada de Hernán Cortés a México, is the 6th volume of our book collection “Entre dos mundos: América y Europa desde Extremadura”. It gathers all the conferences and presentations that took place in the cities of Medellín and Trujillo (Extremadura, Spain) on 4, 5 and 6 April 2019 during the international congress that was given the same name. This book delves into historiographic knowledge concerning the figure of Hernán Cortés in the context of the 16th century, and it also attempts to disseminate and make the knowledge on the historical transcendence of the polyhedral personality of Cortés known, according to his origin, youth, education and his colonising, administrative and expeditionary tasks. His concerns as a businessman and as a tireless fighter for the recognition of his legitimate rights are also studied. The objective is to know, understand, contextualise and disseminate the valuable historical, social, cultural and economic legacy that Hernán Cortés left Modernity.