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, 1962, pp 14-16, 22-31, 33-34, 38-49. In tenochtitlán, cortes met his aztec counterpart, montezuma: king, divinity, and commander of the most powerful military in the americas yet in less than two years, cortes defeated the entire aztec nation in one of the most astounding battles ever waged. The broken spears by miguel leon-portilla lesson 5 the broken spears by miguel leon-portilla moctezuma's mexico by david carrasco and eduardo matos moctezuma the aztecs by eduardo matos moctezuma the course of mexican history by michael meyer lesson summary lesson 1 the aztecs establish a sacred city the early history of tenochtitlán and the essence of aztec religion. The broken spears: the aztec account of the conquest of mexico author: miguel león-portilla history of the spanish defeat of mexico and the aztecs has always been told in the words of the spaniards it has often been forgotten that with only having one impression of the events that took place during this time period, we can never be certain of.
Bernal díaz del castillo (c 1496 - 1584) was a spanish conquistador, who participated as a soldier in the conquest of mexico under hernán cortés and late in his life wrote an account of the events as an experienced soldier of fortune, he had already participated in expeditions to tierra firme, cuba, and to yucatán before joining cortés. Broken spears by miguel leon-portilla - the broken spears is a book written by miguel leon-portilla that gives accounts of the fall of the aztec empire to the spanish in the early 16th century. Broken spears is unlike others written about the loss of the empire because it was written from the point of the aztecs and not the spanish as the book goes on, miguel leon-portilla describes how the spanish were successful in taking over the solid empire. Visión de los vencidos (vision of the vanquished, 1959), full text in spanish of the conquest narratives compiled by miguel león-portilla (published in english as the broken spears: the aztec account of the conquest of mexico.
Broken spears gave the aztec version of events, including a portrait of la malinche from another point of view apparently, she was from the coast and spoke nahuatl and mayan apparently, she was from the coast and spoke nahuatl and mayan. The rise and fall of the aztec civilization the rise and fall of the aztec empire is possibly the most important area of study in the modern world of all of the nomadic tribes who migrated into mexico, the aztecs were one of the last. Aztec empire - the aztec empire, or the triple alliance, began as an alliance of three nahua altepetl city-states, mexico-tenochtitlan, texcoco, and tlacopan the triple alliance was formed from the faction in a civil war fought between the city of azcapotzalco and its former tributary provinces. The broken spears 2007 revised edition the aztec account of the conquest of mexico by miguel leon-portilla 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. Most people who find themselves concerned with the history of mexico relate to famous figures, monumental events, tide turning battles, or topics about a class and time period, but what concerns me is what mexico city's future will be like due to the environmental degradation around the basin of mexico.
The aztec empire is organized with the support of the consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes (conaculta) and the instituto nacional de antropologia e historia (inah) of mexico in her position as president of. The broken spears: the aztec account of the conquest of mexico (spanish title: visión de los vencidos: relaciones indígenas de la conquista) is a book by miguel león-portilla, translating selections of nahuatl-language accounts of the spanish conquest of the aztec empire. The history that has been taught in schools gives an account of a heroic battle between good and evil however the accounts in miguel leon-portilla's broken spears sheds new light on a subject that has been dulled by relentless repetition of a victor's history. Miguel leon-portilla has compiled a similar yet simpler reading of the aztec perspective in the broken spears: the aztec account of the conquest of mexico bernal díaz bernal díaz, a subordinate to cortés, also supplies detailed accounts of the invasion in his memoir the discovery and conquest of mexico.
Broken spears: the aztec account of the conquest of america, edited by miguel leon-portilla (beacon press, 1992) broken spears tells the aztec peoples' account of the spanish conquest of mexico throughout history, the conquest has been told from the viewpoint of the conquistadors -- the spanish victors. Eduardo matos moctezuma, author of aztecs, on librarything until the fall of tula, the aztec empire: author of the broken spears: the aztec account of the. These were christian men who sought to get a foothold in the aztec empire in what is now mexico to anyone who claims that the spanish were aggressors, land-grabbers, cruel, etc, etc, as seems to be the cult these days, i recommend the reading of this account by one who was there.
Excerpts from the broken spears: the aztec account of the conquest of mexico ed miguel leon-portilla boston, beacon press  excerpts from the course of mexican history eds michael c meyer and william l sherman new york : oxford university press, 1979. Primary sources material can be drawn from the florentine codex via we people here by james lockhart and the broken spears edited by miguel leon-portilla they offer much insight into things of value to pre-columbian americans. 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. The broken spears by miguel leon-portilla the author argues that the spanish were completely at fault for the total destruction of the aztec empire in broken spears, the author explains how many factors other than spanish power contributed to the downfall of the aztecs.
Search the history of over 336 billion web pages on the internet. The broken spears was translated from nahuatl into spanish by angel maria garibay k and into english by lysander kempt the book is divided in fifteen chapters the book is divided in fifteen chapters. To describe the festival, i'll take from miguel leon-portilla's the broken spears, which is a translated collection of aztec documents describing events leading up to the arrival of the spanish and ending soon after the fall of tenochtitlan.