The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition Book
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The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition


  • Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807055007

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The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition Excerpt :

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 Book

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition


  • Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807095454

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The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition Excerpt :

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.

Aztec Thought and Culture Book
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Aztec Thought and Culture


  • Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806170619

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Aztec Thought and Culture Excerpt :

For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards in 1519, there was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. During that long span of time a cultural evolution took place which saw a high development of the arts and literature, the formulation of complex religious doctrines, systems of education, and diverse political and social organization. The rich documentation concerning these people, commonly called Aztecs, includes, in addition to a few codices written before the Conquest, thousands of folios in the Nahuatl or Aztec language written by natives after the Conquest. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions. The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. They concern the origin of the universe and of life, conjectures on the mystery of God, the possibility of comprehending things beyond the realm of experience, life after death, and the meaning of education, history, and art. The philosophy of the Nahuatl wise men, which probably stemmed from the ancient doctrines and traditions of the Teotihuacans and Toltecs, quite often reveals profound intuition and in some instances is remarkably “modern.” This English edition is not a direct translation of the original Spanish, but an adaptation and rewriting of the text for the English-speaking reader.

The Broken Spears Book
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The Broken Spears


  • Author : Miguel León Portilla
  • Publisher : London : Constable
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Genre: ENGLISH LITERATURE TRANSLATIONS FROM AZTEC
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1025607729

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Fifth Sun Book
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Fifth Sun


  • Author : Camilla Townsend
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190673062

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Fifth Sun Excerpt :

Fifth Sun offers a comprehensive history of the Aztecs, spanning the period before conquest to a century after the conquest, based on rarely-used Nahuatl-language sources written by the indigenous people.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Book

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest


  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197537299

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Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Excerpt :

An update of a popular work that takes on the myths of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, featuring a new afterword. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest reveals how the Spanish invasions in the Americas have been conceived and presented, misrepresented and misunderstood, in the five centuries since Columbus first crossed the Atlantic. This book is a unique and provocative synthesis of ideas and themes that were for generations debated or perpetuated without question in academic and popular circles. The 2003 edition became the foundation stone of a scholarly turn since called The New Conquest History. Each of the book's seven chapters describes one "myth," or one aspect of the Conquest that has been distorted or misrepresented, examines its roots, and explodes its fallacies and misconceptions. Using a wide array of primary and secondary sources, written in a scholarly but readable style, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest explains why Columbus did not set out to prove the world was round, the conquistadors were not soldiers, the native Americans did not take them for gods, Cort�s did not have a unique vision of conquest procedure, and handfuls of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. Conquest realities were more complex--and far more fascinating--than conventional histories have related, and they featured a more diverse cast of protagonists-Spanish, Native American, and African. This updated edition of a key event in the history of the Americas critically examines the book's arguments, how they have held up, and why they prompted the rise of a New Conquest History.

Broken Spears Book

Broken Spears


  • Author : Elizabeth L. Gilbert
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0871138409

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A stunning visual portrait of a vanishing way of life captures the everyday world of Maasai in more than 120 remarkable images revealing the traditional rituals, ceremonies, landscapes, and life cycles of an African tribe.

Broken Spear Book

Broken Spear


  • Author : Robert Cox
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 1743058675

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Black Tom Birch, once the most feared person in Van Diemen's Land, terrorised colonisers until he was captured and turned against his people. But history is wrong. Here, for the first time, is the truth about this Aboriginal patriot.

In the Language of Kings Book
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In the Language of Kings


  • Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2002-09
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 0393324079

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In the Language of Kings Excerpt :

The first anthology in any language to represent the full trajectory of this remarkable literature.

The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo Book
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The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo


  • Author : Davíd Carrasco
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826342881

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The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo Excerpt :

The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a new abridgement of Diaz del Castillo's classic Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España, offers a unique contribution to our understanding of the political and religious forces that drove the great cultural encounter between Spain and the Americas known as the "conquest of Mexico." Besides containing important passages, scenes, and events excluded from other abridgements, this edition includes eight useful interpretive essays that address indigenous religions and cultural practices, sexuality during the early colonial period, the roles of women in indigenous cultures, and analysis of the political and economic purposes behind Diaz del Castillo's narrative. A series of maps illuminate the routes of the conquistadors, the organization of indigenous settlements, the struggle for the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, as well as the disastrous Spanish journey to Honduras. The information compiled for this volume offers increased accessibility to the original text, places it in a wider social and narrative context, and encourages further learning, research, and understanding.

Historia de la Conquista de M  xico Book

Historia de la Conquista de M xico


  • Author : Kathleen M. Blee
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 0520078756

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Historia de la Conquista de M xico Excerpt :

Historians are concerned today that the Spaniards' early accounts of their first experiences with the Indians in the Americas should be balanced with accounts from the Indian perspective. We People Here reflects that concern, bringing together important and revealing documents written in the Nahuatl language in sixteenth-century Mexico. James Lockhart's superior translation combines contemporary English with the most up-to-date, nuanced understanding of Nahuatl grammar and meaning. The foremost Nahuatl conquest account is Book Twelve of the Florentine Codex. In this monumental work, Fray Bernardino de Sahag�n commissioned Nahuas to collect and record in their own language accounts of the conquest of Mexico; he then added a parallel Spanish account that is part summary, part elaboration of the Nahuatl. Now, for the first time, the Nahuatl and Spanish texts are together in one volume with en face English translations and reproductions of the copious illustrations from the Codex. Also included are five other Nahua conquest texts. Lockhart's introduction discusses each one individually, placing the narratives in context.

Aztecs Book

Aztecs


  • Author : Inga Clendinnen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107693562

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Aztecs Excerpt :

In 1521, the city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent centre of the Aztec empire, fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies. Inga Clendinnen's account of the Aztecs recreates the culture of that city in its last unthreatened years. It provides a vividly dramatic analysis of Aztec ceremony as performance art, binding the key experiences and concerns of social existence in the late imperial city to the mannered violence of their ritual killings.

The Broken Spears Book
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The Broken Spears


  • Author : Miguel León Portilla
  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Aztecs
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105001996623

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The Broken Spears Excerpt :

The conquest of Mexico told by the Aztecs and their descendants.

History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru Book

History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru


  • Author : Titu Cusi Yupanqui
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-03-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603844260

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History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru Excerpt :

Text in English and Spanish. Catherine Julien's new translation of Titu Cusi Yupangui's Instruçion -- an account of the Conquest by the last indigenous ruler of the Inca empire -- features student-oriented annotation, facing-page Spanish, and an Introduction that sets this remarkably rich source in its cultural, historical, and literary contexts.

When Montezuma Met Cort  s Book
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When Montezuma Met Cort s


  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062427281

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When Montezuma Met Cort s Excerpt :

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. This introduction—the prelude to the Spanish seizure of Mexico City and to European colonization of the mainland of the Americas—has long been the symbol of Cortés’s bold and brilliant military genius. Montezuma, on the other hand, is remembered as a coward who gave away a vast empire and touched off a wave of colonial invasions across the hemisphere. But is this really what happened? In a departure from traditional tellings, When Montezuma Met Cortés uses “the Meeting”—as Restall dubs their first encounter—as the entry point into a comprehensive reevaluation of both Cortés and Montezuma. Drawing on rare primary sources and overlooked accounts by conquistadors and Aztecs alike, Restall explores Cortés’s and Montezuma’s posthumous reputations, their achievements and failures, and the worlds in which they lived—leading, step by step, to a dramatic inversion of the old story. As Restall takes us through this sweeping, revisionist account of a pivotal moment in modern civilization, he calls into question our view of the history of the Americas, and, indeed, of history itself.