The broken spears the aztec account of the conquest of mexico spanish title vision de los vencidos relaciones indigenas de la conquista is a book by miguel leon portilla translating selections of nahuatl language accounts of the spanish conquest of the aztec empireit was first published in spanish in 1959 and in english in 1962 the most recent english edition was published in 2007 . The broken spears is the story of the conquest of mexico as told by the conquered the citizens of tenochtitlan and tlatelolco its a beautiful book that reads something like an epic with all the elements of tragedy comedy and poetry the passages are taken from different accounts and codices and translated into english. The broken spears the aztec account of the conquest of mexico 1671 557 the broken spears of miguel leon portilla describes the spanish conquest of mexico and the struggle of the aztecs to protect their cultural space in those times. The aztec account of the conquest of mexico the broken spears the aztec account of the conquest of mexico edited and introduction by leon portilla miguel boston 1962 beacon press illustrations bibliography index pp 168 500 carl b compton carl b compton north texas state college search for other works by this author on this site google hispanic american historical review . The broken spears is a book on the aztec account of the conquest of mexico i picked this book online to feed my interest in the history of my parents home country this account is meaningful in that its history from the conquered which is often not heard
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