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  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (1 Jun 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292755597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292755598
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 884,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 April 1999
Format: Paperback
Account translated from a manuscript that was only discovered in the 80's. It records the descent of the Incas from the creation of the world through the conquest by the Spaniards. The focus is kept on the Inca's (kings) and their ceremonies and conquests from one of their descendents (whom the author used as his source), who also lived through the conquest. This is a good book to read after reading Discovery and Conquest of Peru, recently published, since you get behind the thoughts of the Spanish in the one and the Incas in the other. In this case we get those first impressions the natives had when they first encountered the Spanish and their horses. Contains maps, illustrations, and glossary.
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History and Conquest of Peru from Inca point of view. 12 April 1999
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Account translated from a manuscript that was only discovered in the 80's. It records the descent of the Incas from the creation of the world through the conquest by the Spaniards. The focus is kept on the Inca's (kings) and their ceremonies and conquests from one of their descendents (whom the author used as his source), who also lived through the conquest. This is a good book to read after reading Discovery and Conquest of Peru, recently published, since you get behind the thoughts of the Spanish in the one and the Incas in the other. In this case we get those first impressions the natives had when they first encountered the Spanish and their horses. Contains maps, illustrations, and glossary.
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Wonderful to Read 9 Sep 2008
By Richard4286 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I recently finished reading "Narrative of the Incas" and found it one of the most fascinating books in years. Having read "1491 - New Revelations Americas Before Columbus"
http://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelations-Americas-Before-Columbus/dp/1400032059/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220994331&sr=1-1
also a good read, I picked this up somewhat by accident. It reads almost like a mystery novel or fairy tale, covering how the Incas tell of their development from a nomadic tribe into the regional powerhouse. It is a sad read, knowing how it is going to end when the Spanish arrive. It gives the reader insight into what a portion of the Americas looked like before the Spanish arrived - their economic surplus, enginnering abilities, war, politics and religion. I highly recommend it.
Although the amazing women provides all of the historic details and first ... 12 July 2014
By Lamar V Marchese - Published on Amazon.com
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A book so rare it would be worth reading even if it were dry. It is not. It is a first hand interview of a living Inca queen..one of the last. Full of court intrigue, Spanish skullduggery and battle details. Although the amazing women provides all of the historic details and first hand knowledge, she is never a persona in the book..too bad. The history is told by her Spanish husband who seldom mentions her but makes her memories an incredible history lesson from someone who lived in the Inca court from the time she was 10. her first husband, was the last Inca not selected by the Spainards. She later became the mistress of Pizarro, then the wife of the author of this book in the 1500's.
Revealing 16 Aug 2012
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How can anyone give less than Five Stars to a historical document ?

This is a classic tale of Monarchy - how the first King / Caesar begins a dynasty, just and prosperous, that soon fades into debauchery and corruption as sons and grandsons prove not up to the task.

By the end of the tale one cannot help but feel that the last Inca Kings deserved their horrible fates at the hands of Pizzaro (though their subjects certainly did not).

Fascinating.
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