Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

ISBN-10: 0807055018
ISBN-13: 9780807055014
Edition: 1992 (Revised)
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Description: In this updated edition of the classic THE BROKEN SPEARS, Leon-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. Those texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/4/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

In this updated edition of the classic THE BROKEN SPEARS, Leon-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. Those texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors.

Miguel Leon-Portilla, author of more than forty books including "Broken Spears", is the world's leading scholar on Mesoamerican literature. He lives in Mexico.

Illustrations
Translator's Note
Foreword
Introduction
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
Appendix
Selected Bibliography
Index

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