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The conquest of Mexico, The conquest of Peru

William Hickling Prescott

The conquest of Mexico, The conquest of Peru

and other selections

by William Hickling Prescott

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Published by Twayne in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Histoire

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe conquest of Peru.
    StatementPrescott ; edited, abridged, and with an introd. by Roger Howell
    SeriesThe Great histories -- 9.
    ContributionsHowell, Roger
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1230P933C1966
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxvi, 406 p. :
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24959968M
    OCLC/WorldCa394154886

    Get this from a library! History of the conquest of Mexico, and History of the conquest of Peru,. [William Hickling Prescott; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)] -- Tells the stories of Cortes' subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico and Pizzaro's subjugation of the Incas in Peru. History of the Conquest of Mexico & History of the Conquest of Peru unites in one volume for the first time two of Prescott's best known and most powerful works. The books detail with accuracy and emotional resonance the arrival of Spain's conquerors to Mexico and Peru, and the wars of conquest whose outcomes remain the cause of contention even /5(14).

    ‎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. Indeed, so.   With its vivid language and bold strokes, the magnificent History of the Conquest of Peru, first published in , is one of historian William Prescott's landmark works. A masterly study of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro's overthrow of the Inca Empire, this astonishing chronicle is considered a classic of Latin American history.4/5(4).

    OCLC Number: Description: xxxvi, pages: 2 maps ; 21 cm: Contents: Index to the conquest of Mexico;index to the conquest of Peru. Other Titles.   William H. Prescott, (born May 4, , Salem, Mass., U.S.—died Jan. 28, , Boston), American historian, best known for his History of the Conquest of Mexico, 3 vol. (), and his History of the Conquest of Peru, 2 vol. (). He has been called America’s first scientific historian.. Life and works. Prescott was from a prosperous, old New England family.


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The conquest of Mexico, The conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Conquest of Mexico and of Peru (one bound volume with two sections in this edition, alas with indifferent quality maps) describe in detail the indigenous society, its governance, economy, religion before it deals with the details of the conquest and its aftermath in each empire/5(14).

The Conquest of Mexico, The Conquest of Peru, and Other Selections [Prescott] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book portrays the Aztec and Inca civilization/5(5). The History of the Conquest of Mexico focuses on Hernan Cortes, a notary from The conquest of Peru book Extremadura region, arriving at the edge of the Aztec empire with men, determined to spread Christianity and enlarge the domain of Charles V of Spain.4/5.

But, although some elements are similar, it is different from all of these and it puts your brain into spin. The rest of the book covers Pizarro conquest of Peru and it reads as the best adventure book.

Full of compassion for native people of Peru, it also describes in detail the desperation and incredible determination and hardship of by: 7.

This work, History of the Conquest of Peru (Prescott ), was a huge success, following quick on the heels of the author’s best-selling History of the Conquest of Mexico.

Both remain in print, and both still win the respect of professional historians, including Peruvian and Spanish ones. Even though Prescott’s book is somewhat dated, it remains for me, the definitive account of the conquest of Peru by Francisco Pizarro and his small band of men, and for that reason I will still give it 5 stars.

There is a later version available which was published by Dover Publications in Cited by:   texts Historical researches on the conquest of Peru, Mexico, Bogota, Natchez, and Talomeco, in the thirteenth century by the Mongols, accompanied with elephants: and the local agreement of history and tradition, with the remains of elephants.

THE HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO William Hickling Prescott Prescott, William Hickling () - An American historian. Blinded in one eye by a hard crust of bread thrown by a Harvard classmate, he would later lose sight in his other eye, and go on, with the aid of a noctograph, to devote his life to the scholarly study of Spanish Size: 1MB.

In contrast to the Conquest of Mexico, the Conquest of Peru has received relatively little modern scholarly attention, perhaps due to some key similarities in style and structure. However, it is generally thought that the work was the authoritative account until the 20th century, and that Prescott used a broader range of source material than Born: May 4,Salem, Massachusetts.

Home > Travel information > Peru history > THE SPANISH CONQUEST Francisco Pizarro, along with two dozen soldiers, stumbled upon and named the Pacific Ocean in while on an exploratory expedition in Panama. The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in Mexico by Cortés in was in part facilitated by the Aztecs' belief that Cortés was a god called Quetzalcoatl.

First published inThe 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. The complete title page reads: "The Discovery and Conquest of Peru; A Translation of Books I to IV of Agustin de Zarate's History of these events, supplemented by eye-witness accounts of certain incidences by Francisco de Jerez, Miguel Estete, Juan Ruiz de Arce, Hernando Pizarre, Diege de Trujillo, and Alonso de Guzman, who took part in the.

Prescott's fame gained him entrée into Spanish intellectual circles, greatly facilitating research on his next book, History of the Conquest of Mexico (), a sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec by: History of the Conquest of Mexico & History of the Conquest of Peru unites in one volume for the first time two of Prescott's best known and most powerful works.

The books detail with accuracy and emotional resonance the arrival of Spain's conquerors to Mexico and Peru, and the wars of conquest whose outcomes remain the cause of contention even Price: $ Written in his masterful style, The History of the Conquest of Peru is a page-turner.

Prescott takes one not only to the fall of the Incas but beyond, to the civil war between the Pizarros, the Almagros, and various representatives of the Spanish crown.4/5. This book is a sad and biased recount of the events of the conquest of Mexico.

The writer repeatedly romanticizes the Spanish while demonizing the natives for equivalent behaviors as far as religious fervor, politics, bloodshed and self preservation/5. From these three magnificent collections, the result of half a century's careful researches, I have obtained a mass of unpublished documents, relating to the Conquest and Settlement of Mexico and of Peru, comprising altogether about eight thousand folio pages.

With its vivid language and bold strokes, the magnificent History of the Conquest of Peru, first published inis one of historian William Prescott's landmark works.

A masterly study of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro's overthrow of the Inca Empire, this astonishing Brand: Cosimo. 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. InEmperor Charles V named Cortes the governor, chief judge and general of the newly conquered lands, called New Mexico (Nueva Espaňa).

InCortes left Mexico, for his first return voyage to Spain. In he returned to Mexico, where he remained for .In the conquest period and long after, Peru was far richer in precious metals than Mexico, since the Spaniards profited from the silver mining already developed by the Inca.

Thus there was more to fight over, and struggles arose between the Pizarro brothers (Francisco had three) and a faction led by Diego de Almagro, Pizarro’s junior partner.The Spanish conquest of Peru was one of the most important campaigns in the Spanish colonization of the years of preliminary exploration and military skirmishes, Spanish soldiers under conquistador Francisco Pizarro, his brothers, and their native allies captured the Sapa Inca Atahualpa in the Battle of was the first step in a long campaign that took Territorial changes: Former Inca lands incorporated into .