The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition
  • Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
  • Release Date : 07 February 2011
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 13 : 9780807095454

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Book Description: 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.

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition

Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Beacon Press
Genre : History
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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 ...

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition

Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Beacon Press
Genre : History
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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 ...

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Author : Matthew Restall
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : History
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Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Genre : History
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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Genre : Sex crimes
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Author : Earl Shorris
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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Publisher : Univ of California Press
Genre : History
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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Genre : History
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Literary Collections
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Publisher : Pantheon
Genre : History
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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Poetry
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Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : History
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Author : Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Genre : History
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Publisher : Paulist Press
Genre : Religion
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