First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
Lecture no. 41 from the course: Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Review the events that brought an improbable expedition led by Christopher Columbus to the New World in search of Japan. Trace Columbus’s later contact with Mesoamerica, and follow the arrival of Spanish conquistadors, including Vasco Núñez de Balboa and Hernán Cortés.