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The Life and Acts of Don Alonzo Enriquez de Guzman: A Knight of Seville, of the Order of Santiago, A.D. 1518 to 1543
Translated From an Original and Inedited Manuscript in the National Library at Madrid, With Notes and an Introduction

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  • Date Published: August 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108010702

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  • The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This sixteenth-century autobiographical narrative, translated in 1862 from a manuscript in the National Library of Madrid and interspersed with contemporary letters, is a self-justificatory account of the adventures of an impecunious Spanish nobleman whose efforts to make a fortune took him all round Europe and eventually to Peru, where he witnessed the feud between Pizarro and Almagro which had lasting consequences for the future of South America. An introductory essay places this account in the context of other histories of the Spanish conquest.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108010702
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    To the reader
    1. I begin life
    2. How I set out, in the name of God
    3. Of what happened to me in Barcelona
    4. Of what happened to me in the expedition against the Moors
    5. How they attacked the Moors
    6. What happened to me afterwards
    7. Of what happened to me in Naples
    8. Of what happened to me in Rome and Cologne
    9. Of what happened at Valenciennes
    10. How I set out from Seville to go into banishment
    11. What happened to me in Alicante, and on board the Venetian ship
    12. What the emperor said in reply to the dispatch of the governor, and what happened afterwards
    13. What happened to me afterwards
    14. What happened to me at Majorca
    15. How I went to Iviça
    16. How we fared in the battle, and how I challenge Barbaroja
    17. How I departed from the port in which I disembarked the soldiers
    18. What happened to me in Seville
    19. How, after I went to the court, I found the Marquis of Ayamonte, and all the grandees of the kingdom, who had been summoned by the emperor, at Valladolid
    and what happened afterwards
    20. How I was presented to the emperor, and what happened respecting the recent affair at Seville
    21. What passed with the emperor, our lord, when I went to give an account of the charge which he had entrusted to me, in the reduction of Majorca, and defence of Iviça
    22. How I fared with the Residendencia
    and how I became a courtier, and went to Portugal
    23. How I dined with the Infanta of Portugal
    24. What afterwards befell me with the Emperor
    25. The hostility of the Bishop of Oman, the King's confessor, against me
    26. How the emperor was married, and the reward which his wife gave me
    27. How I receive a pension
    28. How I fared in my attempt to obtain the habit of Santiago
    29. The emperor goes to Italy, and I am banished for trying to kill the accountant
    30. What happened to me in my banishment
    31. How I returned to court
    32. How once more I departed from the court
    33. The following letter was one which I wrote to another knight, named Pero Mexia
    34. This is a letter which the Bishop of Escalas wrote to me
    35. What happened to me after my return to Seville, and how I set out for the Indies
    36. What happened to me on the ocean
    37. What happened during the voyage to the Indies
    38. I arrive at the island of Española, and afterwards I resolve to go to Peru
    39. How I crossed the Isthmus of Panama
    40. How I arrived in the land of Peru
    41. Of the Indians of Peru, and of Atabalipa, who was killed by the Spaniards
    42. I arrive at Piura, in the province of Peru, and afterwards go to the City of Kings
    43. What happened to me in the principal city of Peru, which is now called the City of Kings, and of my first interview with his lordship the governor
    44. How I departed from this city, which is called Lima in the language of the Indians, and by us the City of Kings, and came to the great city of Cuzco
    45. Of the governor Francisco Pizarro
    46. How the Virgin Mary helped us on her holy day
    47. Diego Almagro arrives in Cuzco
    48. Of what happened to myself principally
    49. I have seen all things in the world, and for this I give all the praise to God alone, who is Sovereign Lord
    50. Don Diego de Almagro encamps at Huaytara, and I write to the friar
    51. What happened in the war between these two governors
    52. How the governor sallied forth from the city of Cuzco
    53. The death of the governor Don Diego de Almagro
    54. I return to Spain, where I am imprisoned by the Royal Council of the Indies
    and how I receive favours from Prince Philip, our Lord
    55. I arrive at Seville
    56. The letter which I wrote to the emperor, as soon as he arrived in Spain
    57. This is a letter which I wrote from Peru, to the most illustrius Duke of Medina Sidonia
    58. A letter from an aged knight, in reply to one which I had written to him, asking him to inform me respecting my lineage

  • Translator

    Clements R. Markham

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