read online Textbooks The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of MexicoAuthor Miguel León-Portilla –

Until , when this book was published for the first time, the only organized testimony about the Conquest was the victorious chronicle of the Spaniards themselves Miguel Le n Portilla had the incomparable success of organizing texts translated from Nahuatl by ngel Mar a Garibay Kintana to give us the The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Indigenous people of Tenochtitl n, Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Chalco and Tlaxcala were formed about the struggle against the conquerors and the final ruin of the Aztec worldAn account of the omens that announced the disaster, a description of Cortes progress, a chronicle of the heroic battle of the ancient Mexicans in defense of their culture and of their own lives, a civilization that was lost forever, a great epic poem of the origins of Mexican nationality, The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico is already a classic book and an indispensable reading work The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

About the Author: Miguel León-Portilla

Ha sido profesor en la Facultad de Filosof a y Letras de la UNAM desde 1957, director del Instituto de Investigaciones Hist ricas, miembro de la Junta de Gobierno de la UNAM, y actualmente es Investigador Em rito del Instituto de Investigaciones Hist ricas, con antig edad desde 1957 Ha impartido numerosas conferencias y pertenece, como consejero, al Instituto de Civilizaciones Diferentes, de Bruselas, B lgica a la Sociedad de Americanistas con sede en Par s, Francia a la American Anthropological Association, a la Sociedad Mexicana de Antropolog a, a la Academia de la Investigaci n Cient fica, a la Academia Mexicana de la Historia de la que ha sido director , a la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, a la American Historical Association, a la National Academy of Sciences ya otras instituciones culturales mexicanas y for neas El Colegio Nacional

10 thoughts on “The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

  1. Cynda Cynda says:

    A must read for all those interested in a history not often written A history written by the nearly vanquished Before read this book, I did not understand why Mexico still has a significant number of citizens who still speak native languages as either their first or their only language They were nearly vanquished I knew that English language has survived the English royalty being defeated I was

  2. Jessie Jessie says:

    I had to read this for my intro class to Latin America from prehistory to 1800 I absolutely enjoyed reading it Getting a peak into what the Mexicas felt, saw, and experienced was priceless for understanding the Conquest of Mexico in full The language though melancholy was quite beautiful I highly recommend for all history fans.

  3. Kelly Vidaurri Kelly Vidaurri says:

    A History by the Defeated, for the DefeatedHistory has always been written by the winners and for the winners This has never been truer than the account of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire The history that has been taught in schools gives an account of a heroic battle between good and evil however the accounts in Miguel Leon Portilla s Broken Spears sheds new light on a subject that has been

  4. Fer Prz Fer Prz says:

    Second read review April 2020 We are crushed to the ground we lie in ruins There is nothing but grief and suffering in Mexico and Tlatelolco Although most of the text were preserved via song and dance, I cannot help but think that even these documents are somehow tampered and doctored by the Spaniards But the other side story is muchfascinating than the one we re taught at school The Aztecs foretold the

  5. Justin Justin says:

    The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico is sadly an overstatement for this collection of writings After reading the chronicler conquistador Bernal Diaz s very detailed and often vivid first hand account, these assorted Aztec accounts feel sparse and disjointed I understand the purpose of the book was not for such detail and orderliness, but to provide a different perspective Quite unfortunately, this p

  6. Andrew-Mario Hart-Grana Andrew-Mario Hart-Grana says:

    It s as refreshing as it was when it was first published many years ago Leon Portillo s constructed account of the vision of the vanquished has been somehow rejuvenated with new Nahua sources i.e Emiliano Zapata s statements , which confirm the continuity, and transformation, of this vision throughout time In recent years, academic studies have beeninclined to also address cultural adaptations which certainly

  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    Classic account from Nahuatl texts of the battle between the Spaniards and Aztecs Just a few perspectives and best read with a textbook orthorough descriptions of the Encounter era But so evocative and descriptive Really easy read that my surrender love but helps to have astraightforward narrative to put this in context with The editor was one of the first to do this back in the 50s when few read indigenous peop

  8. Abdulsalam Alali Abdulsalam Alali says:

    It is mainly about telling the story from different codexes of the Spaniard conquest to the aztec capital Tenochtitlan , and the territories around it There re a lot of Mexican names which makes reading it a little bit uncomfortable By the way, it was one of my history class requirement, and that is why I am reading it. Honestly, I would not be interested reading this kind of books

  9. Mische Mische says:

    i m like halfway through this book and it s fucking great why the fuck aren thistory books written like poetry

  10. Angela Angela says:

    One of a kind This was a great read, even if it was required book for class I enjoyed every minute of it This book will have you questioning everything you previously believed.

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