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Title:
The broken spears : the Aztec account of the conquest of Mexico
Author:
León Portilla, Miguel.
Uniform Title:
Visión de los vencidos. English.
Edition:
Expanded and updated edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Beacon Press, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
xlix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Translation of: Visión de los vencidos.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807055014
Format :
Book

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Summary

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In this updated edition of a classic, Leon-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendents across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that perserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors.


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Fascinating and moving native Aztec descriptions of Cortez's conquest of Mexico. First collected in 1962, now in a new expanded and updated edition. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved