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Discovery & Conquest of Peru-P (Chronicles of the New World Encounter)

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Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville’s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de León vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World, become an explorer, and write what would become the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru. Available for the first time in English, this history of Peru is based largely on interviews with Cieza’s conquistador compatriates, as well as with Indian informants knowledgeable of the Incan past.

Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook present this recently discovered third book of a four-part chronicle that provides the most thorough and definitive record of the birth of modern Andean America. It describes with unparalleled detail the exploration of the Pacific coast of South America led by Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro, the imprisonment and death of the Inca Atahualpa, the Indian resistance, and the ultimate Spanish domination.

Students and scholars of Latin American history and conquest narratives will welcome the publication of this volume.

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Pedro de Cieza de Leun was a soldier in Spain's royal forces and wrote the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru. This text presents an English translation of the third of his four-part chronicle which describes the exploration of the Pacific coast of South America.

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"This volume contains a wealth of detail about the conquest of Peru, revealing both the insights of a keen mind and invaluable first-hand accounts of the events covered."--Roland Hamilton, San Jose State University

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Initial translation into English of a first-person account of the 16th century conquest of Peru, written by a Spanish soldier and naturalist; Pedro de Cieza de Leon was one of the first Europeans in the Andean region of South America to use native inform

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“Even those outside the specialty of Peruvian history will welcome the publication of this translation, as it provides a window into the conquest era written by a Spaniard who was both conscientious about the material and a shrewd observer.”—Susan Ramirez, DePaul University
“This volume contains a wealth of detail about the conquest of Peru, revealing both the insights of a keen mind and invaluable first-hand accounts of the events covered.”—Roland Hamilton, San Jose State University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822321460
Other:
Cieza De Leon, Pedro De
Author:
de Leon, Pedro de Cieza
Author:
Cook, Alexandra Parma Parma
Author:
Cook, Noble David
Author:
Cieza De Leon, Pedro De
Author:
Cook, Alexandra Parma
Author:
Pedro de Cieza de Leon
Author:
De Cieza De Le On, Pedro
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
History
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Peru History Conquest, 1522-1548.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Peru Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
South America
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America in Translation
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 figures, 7 maps
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Pedro de Cieza de Leun was a soldier in Spain's royal forces and wrote the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru. This text presents an English translation of the third of his four-part chronicle which describes the exploration of the Pacific coast of South America.
"Synopsis" by , "This volume contains a wealth of detail about the conquest of Peru, revealing both the insights of a keen mind and invaluable first-hand accounts of the events covered."--Roland Hamilton, San Jose State University
"Synopsis" by ,
Initial translation into English of a first-person account of the 16th century conquest of Peru, written by a Spanish soldier and naturalist; Pedro de Cieza de Leon was one of the first Europeans in the Andean region of South America to use native inform
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