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The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel ed Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Translated by Lysander Kemp. Illustrations adapted from original codices painting.

The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel León Portilla
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 080705500X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes ancient Aztec civilization and presents Native American accounts of the persecution and slaughter that accompanied Cortes' conquest of Mexico.

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition Book
Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2011-02-07
ISBN : 0807095451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel León Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition

Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition Book
Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780807055007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 ref.

The Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico D and with an Introd by Miguel Leon Portilla

The Broken Spears  The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico  D  and with an Introd  by Miguel Leon Portilla Book
Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1963
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico D and with an Introd by Miguel Leon Portilla book written by Miguel Leon-Portilla, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel León Portilla,Lysander Kemp
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Edited and with an Introduction by M Leon Portilla English Translation by Lysander Kemp Illustrations Adapted from Original Codices Paintings by Alberto Beltran

The Broken Spears  The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico  Edited and with an Introduction by M  Leon Portilla   English Translation by Lysander Kemp  Illustrations  Adapted from Original Codices Paintings  by Alberto Beltran    Book
Author : Miguel León Portilla,Lysander Kemp
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Edited and with an Introduction by M Leon Portilla English Translation by Lysander Kemp Illustrations Adapted from Original Codices Paintings by Alberto Beltran book written by Miguel León Portilla,Lysander Kemp, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel León Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel León-Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Broken Spears book written by Miguel León-Portilla, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Broken Spear

The Broken Spear Book
Author : Jenny Seed
Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The story of the great Boer trek to seek new lands and freedoms is seen through the eyes of a young boy, Dirk, who experiences at first hand the treachery of Dingane, successor to the mighty Zulu chief, Shaka, and yet learns that there is humanity as well as cruelty in the Zulu way of life.

The Aztec Image of Self and Society

The Aztec Image of Self and Society Book
Author : Miguel León Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears Book
Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992-05-01
ISBN : 9780756779641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told through the words of Spanish victors. Miguel Leon-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 book, he 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. "A masterful job of summarizing the Aztec empire, a way of life of the people, and the situation surrounding the conquest." "Simple and moving poetic elegies." Illustrations.

The Conquest of the Aztecs

The Conquest of the Aztecs Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-02-09
ISBN : 9781985170186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures of Aztec art, ruins, and more.*Describes daily life for the Aztecs, including their infamous human sacrifice rituals. *Discusses the legends and controversies surrounding the lives of Cortes and Montezuma, as well as the Conquest. *Includes Cort�s's Second Letter to Charles V, one of the most descriptive firsthand accounts of the Aztecs and Tenochtitlan. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. From the moment Spanish conquistador Hernan Cort�s first found and confronted them, the Aztecs have fascinated the world, and they continue to hold a unique place both culturally and in pop culture. Nearly 500 years after the Spanish conquered their mighty empire, the Aztecs are often remembered today for their major capital, Tenochtitlan, as well as being fierce conquerors of the Valley of Mexico who often engaged in human sacrifice rituals. Ironically, and unlike the Mayans, the Aztecs are not widely viewed or remembered with nuance, in part because their own leader burned extant Aztec writings and rewrote a mythologized history explaining his empire's dominance less than a century before the Spanish arrived. Naturally, Cortes and other Spaniards depicted the Aztecs as savages greatly in need of conversion to Catholicism. While the Mayans are remembered for their astronomy, numeral system, and calendar, the Aztecs have primarily been remembered in a far narrower way, despite continuing to be a source of pride to Mexicans through the centuries. The Spanish conquest of the Aztec and some of the myths and legends surrounding it have made its emperor's name (and variations of it like Montezuma) instantly recognizable around the globe. Still, Moctezuma II's life is shrouded in mystery; Bernal Diaz del Castillo's The Conquest of New Spain and Miguel Leon-Portilla's translation of the Aztec observation of the conquest, The Broken Spears, recorded but a few details about the last Aztec ruler's life. The mysterious nature of Moctezuma's life is matched by the controversial nature of his death and the demise of his empire. During the Age of Exploration, some of the most famous and infamous individuals were Spain's best known conquistadors. Naturally, as the best known conquistador, Hern�n Cort�s (1485-1547) is also the most controversial. Like Christopher Columbus before him, Cort�s was lionized for his successes for centuries without questioning his tactics or motives, while indigenous views of the man have been overwhelmingly negative for the consequences his conquests had on the Aztecs and other natives in the region. Just about the only thing everyone agrees upon is that Cort�s had a profound impact on the history of North America. Of course, the lionization and demonization of Cort�s often take place without fully analyzing the man himself, especially because there are almost no contemporaneous sources that explain what his thinking and motivation was. If anything, Cort�s seemed to have been less concerned with posterity or the effects of the Spanish conquest on the natives than he was on relations with the Mother Country itself. Of the few things that are known about Cort�s, it appears that he was both extremely ambitious and fully cognizant of politics and political intrigue, even in a New World thousands of miles west of Spain itself. Cort�s spent much of his time in Mexico and the New World defending himself against other Spanish officials in the region, as well as trying to portray and position himself in a favorable light back home. The Conquest of the Aztecs looks at the history and culture of the Aztec, while exploring the controversial lives and legacies of the man who ruled the empire and the man who conquered it. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Cort�s, Montezuma and the Aztec like you never have before.

Burroughs Edward

Burroughs  Edward Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-12
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The folder may include clippings, announcements, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral items.

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico Revised Edition

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico  Revised Edition  Book
Author : Sylvia A. Johnson
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 1467703826
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Can the conquest of one city change the world? In 1519, two powerful empires - Spain and Mexica (Aztec) - were hungry for expansion in central Mexico. Led by emperor Motecuzoma II, the Mexica people had subdued their native enemies and now controlled a sprawling territory with the great city of Tenochtitlán at the center. Then the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés led an attack on the Mexica empire. Although the Spaniards had horses and guns, both unknown in the Americas, the Mexica outnumbered them five hundred to one. The Spaniards had no chance of success without the help of native allies unhappy with Mexica rule. What followed was a desperate war that lasted two years, cost thousands of lives, and left Tenochtitlán in ruins. In 1521 Cortés declared Mexico a colony of New Spain. In so doing, he laid the groundwork for the expansion of European power throughout the Americas and changed the world forever. The Spanish conquest of Mexico is one of world history's pivotal moments.

Hernan Cortes and Montezuma the Conquistador and the Conquered

Hernan Cortes and Montezuma  the Conquistador and the Conquered Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2013-11-02
ISBN : 9781493655502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures of Montezuma, Cort�s and important people, places, and events. *Includes Cort�s''s Second Letter to Charles V, one of the most descriptive firsthand accounts of the Aztecs and Tenochtitlan. *Discusses the Aztec Empire, the city of Tenochtitlan, and the human sacrifice rituals. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families." - Hern�n Cort�s "Cort�s and all of us captains and soldiers wept for him, and there was no one among us that knew him and had dealings with him who did not mourn him as if he were our father, which was not surprising, since he was so good. It was stated that he had reigned for seventeen years, and was the best king they ever had in Mexico..." - Bernal D�az del Castillo During the Age of Exploration, some of the most famous and infamous individuals were Spain''s best known conquistadors. Naturally, as the best known conquistador, Hern�n Cort�s (1485-1547) is also the most controversial. Like Christopher Columbus before him, Cort�s was lionized for his successes for centuries without questioning his tactics or motives, while indigenous views of the man have been overwhelmingly negative for the consequences his conquests had on the Aztecs and other natives in the region. Just about the only thing everyone agrees upon is that Cort�s had a profound impact on the history of North America. Of course, the lionization and demonization of Cort�s often take place without fully analyzing the man himself, especially because there are almost no contemporaneous sources that explain what his thinking and motivation was. If anything, Cort�s seemed to have been less concerned with posterity or the effects of the Spanish conquest on the natives than he was on relations with the Mother Country itself. Of the few things that are known about Cort�s, it appears that he was both extremely ambitious and fully cognizant of politics and political intrigue, even in a New World thousands of miles west of Spain itself. Cort�s spent much of his time in Mexico and the New World defending himself against other Spanish officials in the region, as well as trying to portray and position himself in a favorable light back home. The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and some of the myths and legends surrounding it have made Moctezuma II (and variations of his name like Montezuma) instantly recognizable around the globe. Still, his life is shrouded in mystery; Bernal Diaz del Castillo''s The Conquest of New Spain and Miguel Leon-Portilla''s translation of the Aztec observation of the conquest, The Broken Spears, recorded but a few details about the last Aztec ruler''s life. Also, these two sources are only concerned with the circumstances surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and therefore only deal with the very end of Moctecuma II''s life and reign. Thus, his early life largely remains a mystery. So what is known about the famous Aztec ruler? Naturally, there is still a fierce debate over what happened during the conquest of the Aztec, and one of the most controversial episodes of the conquest was Moctezuma''s death. But all of the sources agree that Moctezuma - sometimes called Moctezuma the Younger - generally possessed a reputation as a valiant warrior and was considered a courageous combat leader among his people. Myths and legends have helped fill in the blanks, regardless of their accuracy, and many of them have since become the best known details of Moctezuma''s life. Cortes and Montezuma chronicles the lives and legacies of the conquistador and the emperor whose empire he conquered. Along with pictures, a bibliography and more, you will learn about Cortes and Montezuma like you never have before.

The Last Emperor of the Aztecs

The Last Emperor of the Aztecs Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-02-19
ISBN : 9781985647053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Discusses the legends and controversies surrounding Montezuma's life and death, and the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Cortes *Describes the Aztec Empire, the city of Tenochtitlan, and the human sacrifice rituals. *Includes pictures of historic art depicting Montezuma and important people, places, and events. "Cortés and all of us captains and soldiers wept for him, and there was no one among us that knew him and had dealings with him who did not mourn him as if he were our father, which was not surprising, since he was so good. It was stated that he had reigned for seventeen years, and was the best king they ever had in Mexico, and that he had personally triumphed in three wars against countries he had subjugated. I have spoken of the sorrow we all felt when we saw that Montezuma was dead. We even blamed the Mercederian friar for not having persuaded him to become a Christian." - Bernal Díaz del Castillo Nearly 500 years after his death and the demise of his empire, Moctezuma II is the most famous ruler of the most famous civilization in the New World, the Aztec. For centuries the legends surrounding his life and the conquest of the Aztecs by Hernan Cortes have fascinated readers and historians alike. Moctezuma was born around 1466 in the legendary Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and into the ruling family of the Aztec Confederacy. In the Nahuatl language, his name means "Angry Lord" or "Strong Armed Lord," and he was the ninth ruler of the Aztecs, who called their leaders tlatoani. Though he is the best known ruler of the Aztec today, he was actually the second Aztec tlatoani to bear the name Moctezuma, after he assumed the throne from his uncle. The Spanish conquest of the Aztec and some of the myths and legends surrounding it have made his name (and variations of it like Montezuma) instantly recognizable around the globe, his life is shrouded in mystery; Bernal Diaz del Castillo's The Conquest of New Spain and Miguel Leon-Portilla's translation of the Aztec observation of the conquest, The Broken Spears, recorded but a few details about the last Aztec ruler's life. Also, these two sources are only concerned with the circumstances surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and therefore only deal with the very end of Moctecuma II's life and reign. Thus, his early life largely remains a mystery. So what is known about the famous Aztec ruler? Naturally, there is still a fierce debate over what happened during the conquest of the Aztec, and one of the most controversial episodes of the conquest was Moctezuma's death. But all of the sources agree that Moctezuma - sometimes called Moctezuma the Younger - generally possessed a reputation as a valiant warrior and was considered a courageous combat leader among his people. Myths and legends have helped fill in the blanks, regardless of their accuracy, and many of them have since become the best known details of Moctezuma's life. The Last Emperor of the Aztecs chronicles the life and legacy of the famous ruler and examines the myths, legends and historical accounts in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Along with pictures of famous art depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Moctezuma II like you never have before.

The Conquest of the Aztecs the Lives and Legacies of Cort s Montezuma and the Aztec Empire

The Conquest of the Aztecs  the Lives and Legacies of Cort  s  Montezuma  and the Aztec Empire Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-10-26
ISBN : 9781493590650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures of Aztec art, ruins, and more.*Describes daily life for the Aztecs, including their infamous human sacrifice rituals. *Discusses the legends and controversies surrounding the lives of Cortes and Montezuma, as well as the Conquest. *Includes Cortés's Second Letter to Charles V, one of the most descriptive firsthand accounts of the Aztecs and Tenochtitlan. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. From the moment Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortés first found and confronted them, the Aztecs have fascinated the world, and they continue to hold a unique place both culturally and in pop culture. Nearly 500 years after the Spanish conquered their mighty empire, the Aztecs are often remembered today for their major capital, Tenochtitlan, as well as being fierce conquerors of the Valley of Mexico who often engaged in human sacrifice rituals. Ironically, and unlike the Mayans, the Aztecs are not widely viewed or remembered with nuance, in part because their own leader burned extant Aztec writings and rewrote a mythologized history explaining his empire's dominance less than a century before the Spanish arrived. Naturally, Cortes and other Spaniards depicted the Aztecs as savages greatly in need of conversion to Catholicism. While the Mayans are remembered for their astronomy, numeral system, and calendar, the Aztecs have primarily been remembered in a far narrower way, despite continuing to be a source of pride to Mexicans through the centuries. The Spanish conquest of the Aztec and some of the myths and legends surrounding it have made its emperor's name (and variations of it like Montezuma) instantly recognizable around the globe. Still, Moctezuma II's life is shrouded in mystery; Bernal Diaz del Castillo's The Conquest of New Spain and Miguel Leon-Portilla's translation of the Aztec observation of the conquest, The Broken Spears, recorded but a few details about the last Aztec ruler's life. The mysterious nature of Moctezuma's life is matched by the controversial nature of his death and the demise of his empire. During the Age of Exploration, some of the most famous and infamous individuals were Spain's best known conquistadors. Naturally, as the best known conquistador, Hernán Cortés (1485-1547) is also the most controversial. Like Christopher Columbus before him, Cortés was lionized for his successes for centuries without questioning his tactics or motives, while indigenous views of the man have been overwhelmingly negative for the consequences his conquests had on the Aztecs and other natives in the region. Just about the only thing everyone agrees upon is that Cortés had a profound impact on the history of North America. Of course, the lionization and demonization of Cortés often take place without fully analyzing the man himself, especially because there are almost no contemporaneous sources that explain what his thinking and motivation was. If anything, Cortés seemed to have been less concerned with posterity or the effects of the Spanish conquest on the natives than he was on relations with the Mother Country itself. Of the few things that are known about Cortés, it appears that he was both extremely ambitious and fully cognizant of politics and political intrigue, even in a New World thousands of miles west of Spain itself. Cortés spent much of his time in Mexico and the New World defending himself against other Spanish officials in the region, as well as trying to portray and position himself in a favorable light back home. The Conquest of the Aztecs looks at the history and culture of the Aztec, while exploring the controversial lives and legacies of the man who ruled the empire and the man who conquered it. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Cortés, Montezuma and the Aztec like you never have before.