The death of Moctezuma II

R. Espinoza*, C. González

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Abstract

Moctezuma was the Aztec emperor when Spaniards arrived in Mexico in 1519. After his entrance in Tenochtitlan, Cortés held the emperor hostage, forcing him to govern under conditions in his own palace. The psychic evolution experienced by Moctezuma until his death in 1520 is analyzed based on testimonial reports of Benal Diaz del Castillo and historian contributions. Although there is evidence that Moctezuma was stoned and wounded by an arrow, we propose the hypothesis that the emperor was affected by a Major Depression.

Translated title of the contributionThe death of Moctezuma II
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)902-906
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume123
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes

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