- Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
- Release Date : 15 November 2006
- Publisher : Beacon Press
- Genre : History
- Pages : 264 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780807055007
Download or read book entitled The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition by author: Miguel Leon-Portilla which was release on 15 November 2006 and published by Beacon Press with total page 264 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.