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The last days of the Incas, Kim MacQuarrie

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The last days of the Incas
Title
The last days of the Incas
Statement of responsibility
Kim MacQuarrie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1532, the fifty-four year old Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca. Despite being out-numbered by more than two hundred to one, the Spaniards prevailed due largely to their horses, their steel armor and swords, and their tactic of surprise. They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa. Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold, the Spaniards executed him anyway. The following year, the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cuzco, completing their conquest of the largest native empire the New World has ever known. Peru was now a Spanish colony, and the conquistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. But the Incas did not submit willingly. A young Inca emperor, the brother of Atahualpa, soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards, inflicting heavy casualties and nearly wiping out the conquerors. Eventually, however, Pizarro and his men forced the emperor to abandon the Andes and flee to the Amazon. There, he established a hidden capital, called Vilcabamba. Although the Incas fought a deadly, thirty-six year long guerrilla war, the Spanish ultimately captured the last Inca emperor and vanquished the native resistance. The author lived in Peru for five years and became fascinated by the Incas and the history of the Spanish conquest. Drawing on both native and Spanish chronicles, he vividly describes the dramatic story of the conquest, with all its savagery and suspense. He also relates the story of the modern search for Vilcabamba, of how Machu Picchu was discovered, and of how a trio of colorful American explorers only recently discovered the lost Inca capital of Vilcabamba, hidden for centuries in the Amazon. This authoritative, exciting history is among the most powerful and important accounts of the culture of the South American Indians and the Spanish Conquest. -- From publisher description
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DLC
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MacQuarrie, Kim
Dewey number
985/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F3442
LC item number
.M33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conquest of Peru (1522-1548)
  • Peru
  • Vilcabamba Site (Peru)
  • Incas
  • Pérou
  • Vilcabamba (Pérou : Site archéologique)
  • Incas
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • Inkareich
  • Vilcabamba
  • Peru
Label
The last days of the Incas, Kim MacQuarrie
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • When empires collide
  • 5.
  • A roomful of gold
  • 6.
  • Requiem for a king
  • 7.
  • The puppet king
  • 8.
  • Prelude to a rebellion
  • Chronology of events
  • 9.
  • The great rebellion
  • 10.
  • Death in the Andes
  • 11.
  • The return of the one-eyed conqueror
  • 12.
  • In the realm of the Antis
  • 13.
  • Vilcabamba : guerrilla capital of the world
  • Preface
  • 14.
  • The last of the Pizarros
  • 15.
  • The Incas' last stand
  • 16.
  • The search for the "lost city" of the Incas
  • 17.
  • Vilcabamba rediscovered
  • Epilogue : Machu Picchu, Vilcabamba, and the search for the lost cities of the Andes
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • The discovery
  • 2.
  • A few hundred well-armed entrepreneurs
  • 3.
  • Supernova of the Andes
Control code
ocm77767591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 522 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780743260497
Lccn
2007061700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o77767591
  • (OCoLC)77767591
Label
The last days of the Incas, Kim MacQuarrie
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • When empires collide
  • 5.
  • A roomful of gold
  • 6.
  • Requiem for a king
  • 7.
  • The puppet king
  • 8.
  • Prelude to a rebellion
  • Chronology of events
  • 9.
  • The great rebellion
  • 10.
  • Death in the Andes
  • 11.
  • The return of the one-eyed conqueror
  • 12.
  • In the realm of the Antis
  • 13.
  • Vilcabamba : guerrilla capital of the world
  • Preface
  • 14.
  • The last of the Pizarros
  • 15.
  • The Incas' last stand
  • 16.
  • The search for the "lost city" of the Incas
  • 17.
  • Vilcabamba rediscovered
  • Epilogue : Machu Picchu, Vilcabamba, and the search for the lost cities of the Andes
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • The discovery
  • 2.
  • A few hundred well-armed entrepreneurs
  • 3.
  • Supernova of the Andes
Control code
ocm77767591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 522 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780743260497
Lccn
2007061700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o77767591
  • (OCoLC)77767591

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