The Incas; the royal commentaries of the Inca, Garcilaso de la Vega, 1539-1616.

by Garcilaso de la Vega, 1539-1616

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This new abridgment of both volumes of Livermore's classic translation presents those selections that comprise Garcilaso's historical narrative. Karen Spalding's new Introduction and notes set Garcilaso in his intellectual, historical, and cultural contexts.

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LibraryThing member JGolomb
This book provides some terrific insights from an original source for anyone looking to enhance understandings of the Inca and their Conquest. A terrific complement to McQuarries' Last Days of the Incas and Hemmings' Conquest of the Incas.
LibraryThing member DinadansFriend
Commited to print in 1609, this book contains a great deal of what we know of the biographies of the Incas of "the Four Quarters". De la Vega was a grandson of an Incan noble, and queried his grandfather's generation to record what he could of their history. Archaeology may have told us more about the Incas but this is an irreplaceable book for the investigator. The Woodcuts are interesting.… (more)

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