The Discovery and Conquest of Peru


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The Discovery and Conquest of Peru is a time capsule from the 16th century. Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville’s docks in 1537, a teen-aged 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.

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.

- Softbound
- 520 pages, 9  x 6 x 1 in.
- 24 illustrations and 7 maps
- 1999

SKU: 18117

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