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A 6 page overview of Miguel Leon Portilla's "The Broken Spears : The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico". Reveals that this book differs from typical accounts of the conquest of Mexico in that it is one of the few accounts which is presented from the aspect of the indigenous peoples who lived there rather than from the perspective of the European marauders who invaded their lands and killed their peoples. Examines the question of why the Spanish were able to conquer the Aztec. Suggests that this accomplishment is not just due to technological superiority but also to Spanish mindset. The Spanish conquered the Aztec by destroying their culture and exposing them to the ravages of disease. No additional sources are listed.

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Essay Title: "The Broken Spears": The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

Native Civilizations of Latin America

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A short, 4 page look at the history of pre-Columbian Latin America. Meso American civilization (mostly Aztec and Maya) is explored in this essay with reference to specific tribes (Olmec, Toltec, etc;) and large cities (ex. Tenochtitlan) that flourished. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Essay Title: Native Civilizations of Latin America

The Aztec Empire

A six page paper looking at Miguel Leon-Portilla's book 'The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico.' The paper goes into the historical background of the event, and shows how the Aztecs' account of it differs from that reflected in Spanish writings. Bibliography lists three sources.

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Essay Title: The Conquest of Mexico as Described in Leon-Portilla's 'Broken Spears':

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