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Published by Dent, Dutton in London, New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementby Willilam H. Prescott
SeriesEveryman"s library -- no. 301.
The Physical Object
Paginationxlii, 649 pages
Number of Pages649
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27300836M

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William Hickling Prescott is one of the world's greatest historians. Years ago, I had read his History of the Conquest of Mexico prior to taking my first vacation in Mexico. Now I have finished History of the Conquest of Peru; with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas prior to a projected visit to the Andes. Along with Francis Parkman and John Lothrop Motley (The Rise 4/5. Binding good. Gilded top edge of pages. Overall Fair+ to Good Condition. Book in good condition for age of book. This is a GIFT QUALITY ITEM. Includes a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas. First of two volumes. Contents: Discovery of Peru, Conquest of Peru, Civil Wars of the Conquerers, Settlement of the Country. First published in , The History of the Conquest of Peru was a companion piece to The History of the Conquest of Mexico. Readers will follow along with famous explorers like Francisco Pizarro and Pedro de la Gasca as they wage war against the native tribes and establish cities that have lasted to this day. In order to orient the reader, Prescott begins with a description of the .   Preface. The most brilliant passages in the history of Spanish adventure in the New World are undoubtedly afforded by the conquests of Mexico and Peru, -- the two states which combined with the largest extent of empire a refined social polity, and considerable progress in the arts of civilization/5(7).

No history of the conquest of Peru, founded on original documents, and aspiring to the credit of a classic composition, like the "Conquest of Mexico" by Solis, has been attempted, as far as I am aware, by the Spaniards. The English possess one of high value, from the pen of Robertson, whose masterly sketch.   History of the Conquest of Peru With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas Edition (See also #, a slightly different version without footnotes) Language: English: LoC Class: F Latin America local history: Peru: Subject: Peru -- History -- Conquest, Subject: Incas Category: Text: EBook-No. Release Date: May Cited by:   The present History has been conducted on the same general plan with that of the Conquest of Mexico. In an Introductory Book, I have endeavoured to portray the institutions of the Incas, that the reader may be acquainted with the character and condition of that extraordinary race, before he enters on the story of their subjugation.5/5(1). The History of the Conquest of Peru. By. William Hickling Prescott. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, vol 2.

History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Prescott, William Hickling, History of the conquest of Peru. New York: Modern Library, (OCoLC) Online version: Prescott, William Hickling, History of the conquest of Peru. New York: Modern Library, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.   The book's commanding vision of Pizarro's tumultuous overthrow of the Inca empire has secured its reputation as a classic in the literature of Latin American history.'History of the Conquest of Peru represents an author's triumph over his materials,' observed Donald G. Darnell, one of the historian's several biographers. Xerez, Conq. del Peru, ap. Barcia, tom. III. p. In reducing the sums mentioned in this work, I have availed myself -as I before did, in the History of the Conquest of Mexico - of the labors of Senor Clemencin, formerly Secretary of the Royal Academy of . Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Prescott, William Hickling, History of the conquest of Peru. London: Dent ; New York.