Broken Spears 2007 The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

ISBN-10: 080705500X

ISBN-13: 9780807055007

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: A new expanded version of the classic account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, as told by Aztec voices-with a new Postscript by the editor For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. León-Portillas new Postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Omens foretelling the arrival of the Spaniards
First reports of the Spaniards' arrival
The messengers' journeys
Motecuhzoma's terror and apathy
The Spaniards march on Tlaxcala and Cholula
The gifts of gold : the god Tezcatlipoca appears
The Spaniards are welcomed in Tezcoco
The Spaniards arrive in Tenochtitlan
The massacre in the main temple during the Fiesta of Toxcatl
The night of sorrows
The siege of Tenochtitlan
Spanish raids into the besieged city
The surrender of Tenochtitlan
The story of the conquest as told by the anonymous authors of Tlatelolco
Elegies on the fall of the city
Aftermath
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