• Introduction to the Course
  • The Aztecs (Mexica)
  • The City of Tenochtitlan
  • Montezuma II Described by Hernando Cortes
  • Montezuma II Described by Bernal Diaz
  • Omens of Disaster
  • The Religion of the Mexica
  • The Spanish Enterprise
Cortes and His Quest
  • Hernando Cortes
  • Their Weapons of Warfare
  • On the Yucatan Peninsula
Cortes and Montezuma in Communication
  • Ambassadors from Tenochtitlan
  • Montezuma's Ultimatum
  • Cortes Responds to the Ultimatum
  • More Communication with Montezuma
  • Letters to Spain
  • Mutiny!
  • Journey to Tlaxcala
  • Violence at Cholula
Cortes and Montezuma in Tenochtitlan
  • Cortes and Montezuma at Tenochtitlan
  • The Arrest of Montezuma
  • Montezuma as Hostage
  • The Arrival of Narvaez
  • Conquistador vs Conquistador
The Struggle Between the Two Civilizations
  • Alvarado at Tenochtitlan
  • The Death of Montezuma
  • La Noche Triste - The Night of Sadness
  • The Battle of Otumba
  • Plans for Counterattack upon Tenochtitlan
  • The Siege and Fall of Tenochtitlan
Conclusions and Legacy
  • Aftermath
  • Epilogue
  • Final Thoughts
  • Oral Quiz