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The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

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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-Portilla's new Postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts.

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ISBN:
9780807055007
Author:
Leon-portillo, Miguel
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Leon-Portillo, Miguel
Author:
Leon-Portilla, Miguel
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Aztecs -- History.
Subject:
Mexico History Conquest, 1519-1540.
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
history;mexico;aztecs;latin america;spain;nahuatl;non-fiction;conquest;native american;anthropology;mexican history;16th century;mexican;cortes;primary source;indigenous;conquistadors
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.00x5.36x.78 in. .71 lbs.

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