"When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story Behind the Meeting that Changed History"

Nov 4, 2019

Our guest is Dr. Matthew Restall, a Professor of Latin American History and Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. He tells us about his 2018 book, "When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story Behind the Meeting that Changed History." As was noted in the pages of The New Yorker: "Restall skillfully describes a subtler story of relationships both loving and coercive." And further, from The Wall Street Journal: "Restall has a well-earned reputation as a myth-buster in the history of the New World.... [This is] a lively, original, and readable book aimed at a wider audience." Please note that Restall will soon take part in a day-long symposium (happening on Friday the 1st) at Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. The event is called "Rethinking Colonialism in Mexico and the Americas: Past, Present, and Future" (and more info is at this link).