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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.
©1990 Beacon Press, Expanded and Updated Edition 1992 by Miguel Leon-Portilla (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth Escamilla on 06-25-17

This book is perfect!

The actual truth about what really happened in Mexico and the lies our teachers told us in Mexico. Lies and more lies always glorifying the Spaniards, now, I am an American, I was born in Mexico but my grandparents are from Spain but the truth must be told and this book tell us how exactly things happened by the victims, the Aztecs, eventhough people didn't know they were capable of writing the events, attacks that happened to them, come on, they created 365 day calendar. I love history and I love this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Terry Shoemaker on 03-29-17

Outstanding

Wish I would have read it before going to Mexico City this in combination of the book... Conquistidors... give insight to the conquer of the Aztecs ..

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