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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

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.

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.

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro

The Exploration of Peru and the Conquest of the Inca

  • Author: Fred Ramen
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780823936182
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Recounts the life of the Spanish explorer whose expedition to South America led to the conquest of the Inca empire and the establishment of Spanish rule in the Andean region.

The Conquest of Peru

The Conquest of Peru

  • Author: William Hickling Prescott
  • Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
  • ISBN: 1580573029
  • Category: History
  • Page: 597
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Prescott's classic history of the Andes empire, its culture, and its demise. This absorbingly readable narrative begins with a broad overview of the country and its people. The author, without the benefit of generations of archaeological and historical research, paints an extraordinarily accurate picture of the Empire of the Incas and the daily lives and customs of its people. The author concentrates on the exploits of Fernando Pizarro and his successors as they loot, pillage and dismantle one of the world's great civilizations.Originally published in 1847, Prescott's "Conquest of Peru" is considered one of the great classics of historical writing. It was the first work in the English language on the subject, and achieved wide circulation - both as a historical treatise and as novel entertainment. Although much has been written on the subject since then, this work is still the starting point for all cultural and historical discussion of the Incan world.This masterfully crafted eBook is a faithful presentation of the first edition, and includes the hundreds of footnotes which the author felt were necessary to substantiate his facts and opinions (each is placed on the page on which it is referenced). Revisions from later editions are also included. The eBook is fully-searchable and fully printable. (597pp, 4.86 Mb)

The Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru, Abridged

The Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru, Abridged

  • Author: Garcilaso De La Vega
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603848568
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This new abridgment of both volumes of Livermore's classic translation presents those selections that comprise Garcilaso's historical narrative. Karen Spalding's new Introduction and notes set Garcilaso in his intellectual, historical, and cultural contexts.

The Incas

The Incas

New Perspectives

  • Author: Gordon Francis McEwan
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851095748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 269
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Shows how the Incas lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.

History of the Conquest of Peru

History of the Conquest of Peru

With a Preliminary View of the Civilisation of the Incas

  • Author: William Hickling Prescott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Incas
  • Page: 464
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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.