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Unif Title Visión de los vencidos. English.
Title The broken spears [electronic resource] : the Aztec account of the Conquest of Mexico / edited and with an introduction by Miguel León-Portilla ; with a foreword by J. Jorge Klor de Alva ; translated from Nahuatl into Spanish by Angel María Garibay K. ; English translation by Lysander Kemp ; illustrations, adapted from original codices paintings, by Alberto Beltran.
Publication Boston : Beacon Press, [2006]
Copyright date ©2006
Edition Expanded and updated edition.
Description 1 online resource (xlix, 204 pages) : illustrations, maps
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note "Originally published in Spanish under the title of Visión de los vencidos"--T.p. verso.
Includes a new postscript by the editor (2006).
Summary "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"--P.[4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196) and index.
Contents 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Sources.
Aztecs -- First contact with Europeans -- Sources.
Indians of Mexico -- First contact with Europeans -- Sources.
Nahuatl literature -- Translations into Spanish.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author León Portilla, Miguel.
Klor de Alva, José Jorge.
Garibay K., Angel María (Garibay Kintana), 1892-1967.
Kemp, Lysander, 1920-1992.
Beltrán, Alberto.
OverDrive, Inc.
Alt Title Aztec account of the Conquest of Mexico
Related To Print version: Visión de los vencidos. English. Broken spears. Expanded and updated ed. Boston : Beacon Press, c2006 080705500X (DLC) 9100035657 (OCoLC)80748732
ISBN 9780807095454 (electronic bk.)
0807095451 (electronic bk.)

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