The broken spears the aztec account

The people of Tlaxcala greeted them with gifts and friendship. Thirdly, ideologies played another key role in the fall of Tenochtitlan. This has never been truer than the account of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. In the latest edition of the book the author has fleshed out more details and facts, making it a definitive work of this event.

I would recommend it to be included in collegiate syllabi. Still, there were signs of trouble ten years before the Spaniard showed up on their shores. And no book has contributed more to this effort than this one.

They established a city in and then set out to conquer more territories, taking captives along the way so they could sacrifice them to appease their god. I can honestly say that all of the information that I absorbed from reading these accounts was brand new for me.

But messengers came to tell them to dress the figure of Huitzilopochtli. As callous as it sounds, especially after reading these accounts, I find that I have never really thought about the Aztec Empire. The tale is told from the writings and images of the people who were conquered.

This would prove to be their downfall. I have seen you at last! The present English edition, which first came out inhas gone through numerous printings, with tens of thousands of copies sold since If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source.

Motecuhzoma sent envoys with gold and the natives observed how the Spaniards lusted after the gold. I was particularly moved by the capitulation of the Aztec empire under the technologically superior Spanish army was an early historical instance of mass brutality bordering on genocide.

I have met you face to face! With all of this virtually new information on the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire, there can still be only one way that chips fall in regards to the outcome.

Although author Miguel Leon-Portilla was trained in western scholarly tradition, his analysis and presentation does not betray this fact.Book Review Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico This book is about the life of the Aztec people as they lived in Mexico Before their first interactions with the Conquistadors.

The anecdotes contained in this book are of Sahagun informants which tell the Aztecs’ story of their downfall from the Aztec peoples’ point of.

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (translated from the Nahuatl into Spanish by Angel Maria Garibay K.; English translation by Lysander Kemp), Beacon Press,pp., From The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico This Aztec account of the encounter between the Spanish and the In- dians of Mexico was written some years after the events described.

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico by. Miguel León-Portilla, J.

Jorge Klor De Alva (Foreword), Lysander Kemp (Translation) · Rating details · 1, Ratings · Reviews Untilwhen this book was published for the first time, the only organized testimony about the Conquest was the victorious chronicle /5.

Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico / Edition 2 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/5(6).

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Broken Spears: They were aware of the Spanish ships the moment they landed and the Aztec emperor sent envoys to watch them, and later to communicate with them.

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