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The Men of Cajamarca: A Social and Biographical Study of the First Conquerors of Peru (Llilas Latin American Monograph) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
That the mainspring was from the Extramadura in Spain is well known, but I felt I understood far better how so few could defeat Atahualpa, the Inca God on earth; they were a nucleus of seriously hard baked individuals tied to each other by family and locale. Atahualpa never got on the front foot, and Lockhart has given me an understanding of why. I had thought the Conquistadors just got lucky - but it was more than that, they put down their bet and backed it up in an amazing way.
The biographies are interesting, some more than others. That one family (Aliaga) still lives in the house the first was granted in Lima, I knew already. But I didn't know that Aliaga's crest proudly displayed therein with it's motto about being a warrior in two worlds, was actually given to someone who was "mostly" a lawyer.
I think it is a very good book. Four stars because it is expensive!