The broken spears the aztec account of the conquest of mexico spanish title vision de los vencidos relaciones indigenas de la conquista is a book by miguel leon portilla translating selections of nahuatl language accounts of the spanish conquest of the aztec empire it was first published in spanish in 1959 and in english in 1962. His works include the broken spears the aztec account of the conquest of mexico native meso american spirituality and in the language of kings an anthology of mesoamerican literature pre columbian to the present leon portilla studied at loyola university and national autonomous university. Overall the book the broken spears the aztec account of the conquest of mexico is a stellar work of revisionist history it could be considered the peoples history as it is centered on the lives and concerns of the natives of the land as opposed to the intruders. The broken spears the broken spears is a collection of many accounts of the destruction of mexico by cortes and the conquistadors in their invasion the motive behind this conquest was cortes desire to bring a fortune of gold spices and land that can be claimed back to spain. The aztec account of the conquest of mexico is sadly an overstatement for this collection of writings after reading the chronicler conquistador bernal diazs very detailed and often vivid first hand account these assorted aztec accounts feel sparse and disjointed
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