"The Broken Spears" by Miguel Leon-Portilla.
In the book, "The Broken Spears", Miguel Leon-Portilla provides the reader with a chronological account of the events that lead up to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire in Mexico. Portilla takes the approach of discussing the entire war, battle by battle. On the contrary, Keen and Haynes, authors of "A History of Latin America", explain the four major aspects of the war that they feel ultimately led to the demise of the great Aztec Empire. They strongly believe that firearms, disease, differing world views, and internal division were the four main reasons that the Aztec empire was no…
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