The Broken Spears

  • by Miguel Leon-Portilla, Lysander Kemp
  • Narrated by Jason Manuel Olazabal
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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it's ok

I don't like when the nahuatl isn't pronounced correctly, I feel like there can be a better effort .
thank you
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- Javier


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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- Terry Shoemaker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios