The Broken Spears
The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

Leon-Portilla, Migueal (ed.)
Publisher:  Beacon Press, Boston, USA
Date Written:  01/01/1962
Year Published:  1962  
ISBN:  0-8070-5499-2
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX16494

Translated selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

Abstract: 
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Table of Contents:

Introduction

Chapter One: Omens Foretelling the Arrival of the Spaniards
Chapter Two: First Reports of the Spaniards' Arrival
Chapter Three: The Messengers' Journeys
Chapter Four: Motecuhzoma's Terror and Apathy
Chapter Five: The Spaniards March on Tlaxcala and Cholula
Chapter Six: The Gifts of Gold: The Good Tezcatlipoca Appears
Chapter Seven: The Spaniards are Welcomed in Tezcoco
Chapter Eight: The Spaniards Arrive in Tenochtitlan
Chapter Nine: The Massacre in the Main Temple during the Fiesta of Toxcatl
Chapter Ten: The Night of Sorrows
Chapter Eleven: The Siege of Tenochtitlan
Chapter Twelve: Spanish Raids into the Besieged City
Chapter Thirteen: The Surrender of Tenochtitlan
Chapter Fourteen: The Story of the Conquest as Told by the Anonymous Authors of Tlatelolco
Chapter Fifteen: Elegies on the Fall of the City

Appendix
Selected Bibliography
Index

Subject Headings

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