These works and many other works were cited in my book Deadly Baggage: What Cortés Brought to Mexico and How It Destroyed the Aztec Civilization
Abulafia, David. The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus. New Haven: Yale UP, 2008.
Anthony, David W. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2007.
Aztec World, The. Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and Gary M. Feinman, eds. New York: Abrams and the Field Museum, 2008.
Berdan, Frances F. The Aztecs of Central Mexico: An Imperial Society, 2d ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2005.
Carrasco, Davíd. Daily Life of the Aztecs: People of the Sun and Earth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
____________. City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999.
____________. Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophesies in the Aztec Tradition, rev. ed. Boulder, CO: U. Press of Colorado, 2000.
Clendinnen, Inga. Aztecs: An Interpretation. New York: Cambridge UP, 1991.
_____________. “’Fierce and Unnatural Cruelty’: Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico.” Representations 33 (Winter 1991): 65-100.
Cortés, Hernan. Letters from Mexico. Anthony Pagden, ed. and trans. New Haven: Yale UP, 1986.
Crawford, Dorothy H. Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped Our History. New York: Oxford UP, 2007.
Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.
Díaz del Castillo, Bernal. The History of the Conquest of New Spain. Davíd Carrasco, ed., With Additional Essays by Rolena Adorno, Carrasco, Sandra Cypress, and Karen Vieira Powers. Albuquerque, NM: U. of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Fingerhut, Eugene R. Explorers of Pre-Columbian America? The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy. Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 1994.
Fitzhugh, William W., and Elisabeth I. Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington: Smithsonian Institute Press, 2000.
Florescano, Enrique. The Myth of Quetzalcoatl. Lysa Hochroth, trans. Baltimore: The John Hopkins UP, 1999.
Gómara, Francisco López de. Cortés: The Life of the Conqueror by His Secretary. Lesley Byrd Simpson, trans. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1964.
Hassig, Ross. Aztec Warfare: Imperial Expansion and Political Control. Norman, OK: U. of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
___________. Mexico and the Spanish Conquest, 2d ed. Norman, OK: U. of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
Jones, Eric. The European Miracle: Environments, Economies and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia, 3d ed. New York: Cambridge UP, 2003.
Kelekna, Pita. The Horse in Human History. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009.
Las Casas, Bartolomé de. History of the Indies. Andrée Collard, ed. and trans. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1971.
____________________. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. Nigel Griffin, trans. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.
Leon-Portilla, Miguel, ed. The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico, Expanded and Updated. Lysander Kemp, trans. from Spanish. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
Lockhart, James, ed. and trans. We People Here: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1993.
MacKay, Angus. Spain in the Middle Ages: From Frontier to Empire, 1000-1500. London: Macmillan Press, 1977.
_____________. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. New York: Vintage Books, 2011.
McCafferty, Geoffrey G. “Reinterpreting the Great Pyramid of Cholula, Puebla.” Ancient Mesoamerica 7 (1996): 1-17.
___________________. “The Cholula Massacre: Factional Histories and Archaeology of the Spanish Conquest.” The Entangled Past: Integrating History and Archaeology–Proceedings of the 30th Annual Chacmool Conference. Calgary, Canada: The Archaeological Association of the U. of Calgary, 2000.
___________________. “De-Colón-izing Malintzin.” Postcolonial Perspectives in Archaeology: Proceedings of the 39th (2006) Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference. Peter Bikoulis, Dominic Lacroix, and Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown, eds. Calgary, Canada: The Archaeological Association of the U. of Calgary, 2009.
Morris, Ian. Why the West Rules—For Now. New York: Picador, 2010.
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O’Callaghan, Joseph F. Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain. Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
Parry, J. H. The Age of Reconnaissance: Discovery, Exploration and Settlement, 1450 to 1650. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1981.
Pitt, Leonard. The Decline of the Californios: A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 1846-1890. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1968.
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____________. Spain’s Centuries of Crisis. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2007.
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_______________________. General History of the Things of New Spain, Book 2—The Ceremonies, 2d ed. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, trans. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research and U. of Utah, 1981.
_______________________. General History of the Things of New Spain, Book 12—The Conquest of Mexico. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, trans. Santa Fe: School of American Research & U. of Utah, 1955.
Sears, Theresa Ann. “Spain’s Medievalist Project in the New World.” Medievalism in Europe: Studies in Medievalism, Vol. V. Leslie J. Workman, ed. Cambridge, UK: D. S. Brewer, 1994: 200-208.
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____________. Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan. New York: Random House, 2003.
____________. The Golden Empire: Spain, Charles V, and the Creation of America. New York: Random House, 2010.
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Villagutierre Soto-Mayor, Don Juan de. History of the Conquest of the Province of the Itza: Subjugation and Events of the Lacandon and Other Nations of Yucatan in North America. Brother Robert D. Wood, trans. Culver City, CA: Labyrinthos, 1983.
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Wright, Ronald. Stolen Continents: Conquest and Resistance in the Americas. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.