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Review of Leon-Portilla, Miguel. The Broken Spears . Boston: Beacon Press: 1990. by Heather Fackelman Montclair State University Early Latin American Civilizations Professor Fernandes April 29, 2008
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Book Review Of Leon-Portilla, Miguel. The Broken Spears . Boston: Beacon Press: 1990. Leon-Portilla’s The Broken Spears starts by describing Cortes’ arrival on the coast of Mexico and the events immediately before and after it, including the interaction between the Europeans and the Aztecs. It outlines the Aztec signs ill-omens of impending catastrophe in store for the empire. It shows how Montecuhzoma attempted to welcome the visitors with lavish gifts and appeal to their desire for such things as gold, silver, and turquoise. Unfortunately it would be to no avail, because the Tlaxcaltecas played a decisive role in shaping the ultimate conflict between the Aztecs and the Conquistadors. The book explains how the Spaniards entered Tenochtitlan and describes their attempts to convert the natives to Christianity. It tells how the Spaniards
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