Aztec Land By Maturin Murray Ballou PDF
Download Aztec Land By Maturin Murray Ballou PDF book free online – From Aztec Land By Maturin Murray Ballou PDF: Mr. Ballou, who is well known as one of the most intelligent and enterprising of modern travelers, has recently visited Mexico. The results of his observations will be embodied in a book entitled “Aztec Land.” His work will be very timely, as Mexico is just now attracting much interest by the richness of its mines and the recent large investments of more than one English syndicate.
“The general opinion may be expressed,” says Janvier, in his “Mexican Guide,” “in regard to the writings concerning this period that, as a rule, a most gorgeous superstructure of fancy has been raised upon a very meagre foundation of fact. As romance, information of this highly imaginative sort is entertaining, but it is not edifying.” One would be glad to get at the other side of the Aztec story, which, we suspect, would place the chivalric invaders in a very different light from that of their own boastful records, and also enable us to form a more just and truthful opinion of the aborigines themselves.