The Broken Spears


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Translated by Lysander Kemp. Illustrations adapted from original codices painting.

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Author by Miguel León Portilla
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0807055018

The Broken Spears


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Describes ancient Aztec civilization and presents Native American accounts of the persecution and slaughter that accompanied Cortes' conquest of Mexico.

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Author by Miguel León Portilla
Genre eBook HISTORY
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ISBN Number 9780807055007

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition


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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.

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Author by Miguel Leon-Portilla
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780807095454

The Broken Spears


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Author by Miguel León Portilla
Genre eBook Aztec literature
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ISBN Number UOM:39015003754382

Broken Spears


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Nyungar lifestyle; impact of exploration and settlement on Aborigines 1616-1852; violent conflict, especially the Battle of Pinjarra; treatment by courts and Rottnest Island Aboriginal Prison; use of Aboriginal labour; major epidemics and illnesses; missions; seizure of land.

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Author by Neville Green
Genre eBook Aboriginal Australians
Read Book 238
ISBN Number 0959182810

Aztec Thought And Culture


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Translations of ancient Aztec documents reveal their thoughts on the origin of the universe, the nature of God, and the significance of art.

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Author by Miguel León Portilla
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0806122951

Broken Spears


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A stunning visual portrait of a vanishing way of life captures the everyday world of Maasai in more than 120 remarkable images revealing the traditional rituals, ceremonies, landscapes, and life cycles of an African tribe.

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Author by Elizabeth L. Gilbert
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0871138409

Fifth Sun


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Fifth Sun offers a comprehensive history of the Aztecs, spanning the period before conquest to a century after the conquest, based on rarely-used Nahuatl-language sources written by the indigenous people.

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Author by Camilla Townsend
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780190673062

Pre Columbian Literatures Of Mexico


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This volume presents ancient Mexican myths and sacred hymns, lyric poetry, rituals, drama, and various forms of prose, accompanied by informed criticism and comment. The selections come from the Aztecs, the Mayas, the Mixtecs and Zapotecs of Oaxaca, the Tarascans of Michoacan, the Otomís of central Mexico, and others. They have come down to us from inscriptions on stone, the codices, and accounts written, after the coming of Europeans, of oral traditions. It is Miguel León-Portilla’s intention "to bring to contemporary readers an understanding of the marvelous world of symbolism which is the very substance of these early literatures." That he has succeeded is obvious to every reader.

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ISBN Number 0806119748

Seven Myths Of The Spanish Conquest


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Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.

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Author by Matthew Restall
Genre eBook History
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 0198036434