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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Kemp, Lysander, 1920
The broken spears: the Aztec account of the conquest of
Published By: Original publisher
Boston: Beacon Press. 1962. 36, 168 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Miguel León-Portilla ; English translation by Lysander
Kemp. Illus., adapted from original codices paintings, by Alberto Beltran
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
External relations (648);
Instigation of war (721);
Uniform and accouterment (714);
Education system (871);
Historical reconstruction (174);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Revelation and divination (787);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Religious denominations (795);
Visual arts (5311);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source consists of selected excerpts from a number
of primary sources revealing the Aztec point of view of the downfall of their imperial
society and culture, as recounted by native authors and informants, in some cases from
living memory. The excerpts are reassembled in chronological order, from portents a
decade prior to the arrival of the Spanish, through the fall of Tenochtitlan.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Spanish
Translation of: [Visión de los vencidos] which was
translated from Nahuati by Angel Maria Garibay K. Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
M. A. Marcus ; 1984
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Mexico City (Teotihuacan), Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings