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andldquo;Distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of oneandrsquo;s way into the minds of the sixteenth-century Spaniards and Indians . . . Provocative.andrdquo; andmdash; New York Times

andldquo;An extraordinary book. Combining rigorous historical research and profound analysis with stylistic elegance, this work allows the reader to appreciate the tragic and fabulous history of the Incan empire in all its richness and diversity. It reads like the most skillful novel.andrdquo; andmdash; Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature

In 1532, the magnificent Inca empire was the last great civilization still isolated from the rest of humankind. The Conquest of the Incas is the definitive history of this civilizationandrsquo;s overthrow, from the invasion by Pizarroandrsquo;s small gang of conquistadors and the Incasandrsquo; valiant attempts to expel the invaders to the destruction of the Inca realm, the oppression of its people, and the modern discoveries of Machu Picchu and the lost city of Vilcabamba. This authoritative, wide-ranging account, grounded in meticulous research and firsthand knowledge and told from the viewpoints of both protagonists, andldquo;keeps all the complex issues to the fore . . . the deeper wonder of the conquest and the deeper horror of its resultsandrdquo; (Washington Post).

andldquo;The bible for historians and archaeologists studying the final days of the Inca. For the past thirty years, The Conquest of the Incas has remained the most influential book for Inca scholars. There is no other book which is even in the same class.andrdquo; andmdash; Brian S. Bauer, professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, leading archaeologist of the Inca

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The definitive history of the fall of the Incan empire

 

Praised as the finest account of the end of Incan empire since W. H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Peru, this monumental explanation of the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion removes the Incas from the realm of legend and describes their battles against forces led by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Drawing upon rediscovered sources and a first-hand knowledge of the Incan terrain, Hemming vividly describes post-conquest Peru and the Incan resistance to fully integrating into Spanish society. With maps, line drawings, and twenty-four pages of photography, The Conquest of the Incas is an intimately researched and evocative history of one of the world's most fascinating civilizations that refutes many misconceptions about how the Incas were defeated.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

John Hemming has written extensively for both popular and academic audiences about South American history. A writer, explorer, and anthropologist, he is a member of the Royal Geographic Society and has traveled extensively in all continents, crossing the Sahara and Syrian deserts and taking part in a major exploration of a previously unknown part of Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156223003
Author:
Jordan, K. C.
Author:
Jordan, K. C.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
South American
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Incas
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
0258
Publication Date:
1973
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 pp. bandw photos, maps, line drawings
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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"Synopsis" by , The definitive history of the fall of the Incan empire

 

Praised as the finest account of the end of Incan empire since W. H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Peru, this monumental explanation of the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion removes the Incas from the realm of legend and describes their battles against forces led by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Drawing upon rediscovered sources and a first-hand knowledge of the Incan terrain, Hemming vividly describes post-conquest Peru and the Incan resistance to fully integrating into Spanish society. With maps, line drawings, and twenty-four pages of photography, The Conquest of the Incas is an intimately researched and evocative history of one of the world's most fascinating civilizations that refutes many misconceptions about how the Incas were defeated.

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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.

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