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Conquest of the Incas

Conquest of the Incas

  • Author: John Hemming
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330427302
  • Category: Incas
  • Page: 624
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'A superb work of narrative history' Antonia Fraser On 25 September 1513, a force of weary Spanish explorers cut through the forests of Panama and were confronted with an ocean: the Mar del Sur, or the Pacific Ocean. Six years later the Spaniards had established the town of Panama as a base from which to explore and exploit this unknown sea. It was the threshold of a vast expansion. From the first small band of Spanish adventurers to enter the mighty Inca empire, to the execution of the last Inca forty years later, The Conquest of the Incas is a story of bloodshed, infamy, rebellion and extermination, told as convincingly as if it happened yesterday. 'It is a delight to praise a book of this quality which combines careful scholarship with sparkling narrative skill' Philip Magnus, Sunday Times 'A superbly vivid history' The Times

Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of the Inca

Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of the Inca

  • Author: Shane Mountjoy,William H. Goetzmann
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438102429
  • Category: Explorers
  • Page: N.A
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In 1531, Pizarro led a small but well-trained army along the Pacific coast of the unexplored South America. With less than 200 men, he conquered the Inca Empire, which ruled what is now Peru, establishing Spanish dominion.

The Last Days Of The Incas

The Last Days Of The Incas

  • Author: Kim MacQuarrie
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1405526076
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca. Despite being outnumbered by more than two hundred to one, the Spaniards prevailed-due largely to their horses, their steel armour and swords, and their tactic of surprise. They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa. Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold, the Spaniards executed him anyway. The following year, the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cuzco, completing their conquest of the largest native empire the New World has ever known. Peru was now a Spanish colony, and the conquistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. But the Incas did not submit willingly. A young Inca emperor, the brother of Atahualpa, soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards, inflicting heavy casualties and nearly wiping out the conquerors. Eventually, however, Pizarro and his men forced the emperor to abandon the Andes and flee to the Amazon. There, he established a hidden capital, called Vilcabamba-only recently rediscovered by a trio of colorful American explorers. Although the Incas fought a deadly, thirty-six-year-long guerrilla war, the Spanish ultimately captured the last Inca emperor and vanquished the native resistance.

The Conquest of the Incas

The Conquest of the Incas

  • Author: John Hemming
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547416458
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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This monumental work of history removes the Incas from the realm of legend and shows the reality of their struggles against the Spanish invasion. Winner of the 1971 Christopher Award. Index; photographs, maps, and line drawings.

Conquistadors

Conquistadors

Searching for El Dorado: The Terrifying Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires

  • Author: John Pemberton
  • Publisher: Canary Press eBooks
  • ISBN: 1907795960
  • Category: History
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In the sixteenth century the King of Spain issued his soldiers with a three-pronged mission: to find gold, spread the word of Christianity and claim new territories for Spain. The Conquistadors, as they became known, set off into the world to do just that, and nothing was to stand in their way. Some say that the discovery of the New World is the greatest event in history. Others, that it amounted to the bloodiest massacre of all time. Conquistadors follows the Spanish explorers as they unleash their terrifying religious wrath upon the Inca and Aztec empires and explains how the conquest of the New World transformed the Old World forever. Contents The World of the Conquistadors The People of the New World, Warfare: Steel versus Stone,The Conquests of Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro's Expeditions to Peru, Pizarro and the Incas, El Dorado: The Golden Man, The Real Life Don Quixote, Going Native, The Unconquerable Maya, New World Meets Old

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro

Conqueror of the Incas

  • Author: Barbara A. Somervill
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756510619
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Profiles the life and career of the Spanish explorer and conqueror who marched into the Inca empire, held the Inca king for ransom, stuffed his pockets with gold and became governor of present-day Peru.

The Last Conquistador

The Last Conquistador

Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the Conquest of the Incas

  • Author: Stirling de Leguízamo Stirling,Stuart Stirling
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 206
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The Inca civilization of Peru was one of the gratest of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. Famous for their massive temples and fortresses built from huge blocks of stone and decorated with sheets of pure gold, the Incas also developed a system of government, capable of holding a vast area of territory together, and an extensive system of roads, connecting administrative centres, which acted as a means of colonization. Their religion of human sacrifice, worshipping Inti, the Sun God, was forcibly imposed throughout the empire. The population in 1500 numbered between six and seven million, but in the 1530s the Spanish, led by conquistador Pizarro, arrived in Peru. In their search for gold they devastated the Inca culture, destroying its treasures, killing its leaders and bringing to an end the infrastructure of its empire. By the 1570s, native American control in Peru had been completely lost and the civilization was no more. With Pizarro came Mansio Serra de Leguizamon, who became the last of the Spanish conquistadors to die. This book tells his story. After crossing the Atlantic when still in his teens, he played a central part in the conquest of the Incas, survived imprisonment and torture, took an Inca princess as his lover, abandoned his wife for the gaming tables of Lima, and spent the rest of his life in Peru. He died at the age of 78, leaving a famous apology for the conquest in his will. This book takes this document as its starting point, weaving a tale of the vicious subjugation of the Inca civilization.

History of the Conquest of Peru

History of the Conquest of Peru

  • Author: William H. Prescott
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486149846
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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This gripping chronicle draws upon the firsthand accounts of eminent 16th-century captains and statesmen to relate the overthrow of the Inca empire by the conquistadors.

Pizarro

Pizarro

Conqueror of the Inca

  • Author: Stirling de Leguízamo Stirling,Stuart Stirling
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 243
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Establishing Francisco Pizarro firmly as a man of his time, Stuart Stirling shows that there was little difference in moral terms between Elizabeth I's political expediency in ordering Mary Queen of Scots's execution and Pizarro's killing of the Inca Atahualpa - a deed for which his name has been regarded with infamy.

Narrative of the Incas

Narrative of the Incas

  • Author: Juan de Betanzos
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292791909
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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One of the earliest chronicles of the Inca empire was written in the 1550s by Juan de Betanzos. Although scholars have long known of this work, only eighteen chapters were actually available until the 1980s when the remaining sixty-four chapters were discovered in the collection of the Fundación Bartolomé March in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Narrative of the Incas presents the first complete English translation of the original manuscript of this key document. Although written by a Spaniard, it presents an authentic Inca worldview, drawn from the personal experiences and oral traditions told to Betanzos by his Inca wife, Doña Angelina, and other members of her aristocratic family who lived during the reigns of the last Inca rulers, Huayna Capac Huascar and Atahualpa. Betanzos wrote a history of the Inca empire that focuses on the major rulers and the contributions each one made to the growth of the empire and of Inca culture. Filled with new insights into Inca politics, marriage, laws, the calendar, warfare, and other matters, Narrative of the Incas is essential reading for everyone interested in this ancient civilization.