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The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Miguel León Portilla
Limited preview - 1992
Aguilar already ambassadors arms arrived arrows artillery attack Aztecs battle began begged bridges brought Cacamatzin camp cannon canoes captain Cortes captains and soldiers capture carry causeway Cempoala charge chiefs of Tlaxcala chieftains Cholula City of Mexico cloths Cortes ordered Cortes replied Cortes saw Cortes sent crossbows Cuba dare dead Diaz Diego de Ordas Diego Velasquez Dona Marina enemy fat chief fighting fleet fought gave gold Gonzalo de Sandoval Guatemoc happened Hernando Cortes Holguin horsemen horses houses Huexotzingo hundred idols javelins killed knew lake lances land league lord Montezuma maize Majesty Malinche mare messengers Mexican warriors Mexico City Narvaez night once peace Pedro de Alvarado powder priests prince prisoners provinces quarters ready rich Sandoval Senor ships soon Spain squadrons stones Tabasco Tacuba tell temple-pyramid Tendile Texcoco thousand Indians thousand pesos thousand warriors took Totonac town victory Villa Rica waiting wished wounded