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The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108011617

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  • The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available 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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Pedro de Cierza de León (c.1520–1554) was a Spanish solider who participated in many expeditions throughout South America. Between 1548 and 1553 he travelled across Peru, interviewing local officials and Inca prisoners and collecting information about the landscape and indigenous people. Volumes 33 (Travels of Pedro de Cierza de León) and 68 of the Hakluyt series were the first English translation of his work; this, the second volume, appeared in 1883 and contains a detailed description of Inca society and the Spanish conquest of Peru.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108011617
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 18 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication to General Caceres
    Fragment of chapter 3
    4. Which treats of what the Indians of this kingdom say touching the state of things before the Incas were known
    5. Touching what these natives say concerning the Ticivira-cocha
    6. How certain men and women appeared in Pacaree Tampu
    7. How the brothers, being in Tampu-Quiru, beheld him whom they had shut up in the cave by deceit, come forth with wings
    8. How Manco Capac founded Cuzco
    9. The author prefers to explain the government of the people, their laws, and customs
    10. How the lord was married to his sister the Coya
    11. How it was the custom among the Incas that they celebrated in their songs
    12. How they had chroniclers to record their deeds
    13. How the lords of Peru were beloved on the one hand, and feared on the other, by all their subjects
    14. How the riches possessed by the king were very great
    15. How they built the edifices for the lords
    16. How and in what manner they made the royal hunts for the lords of Peru
    17. Which treats of the order maintained by the Incas
    18. Which treats of the order they adopted in the payments of tribute by the provinces
    19. How the kings of Cuzco ordered that every year an account should be taken of all persons who died and were born
    20. How governors were appointed to the provinces
    21. How the posts of the kingdom were arranged
    22. How the Mitimaes were established
    23. Of the great preparations that were made when the lords set out on warlike expeditions
    24. How the Incas ordered the people to form settled towns
    25. How the Incas were free from the abominable sin
    26. How the Incas employed councillors and executors of justice
    27. Which treats of the riches of the temple of Curicancha
    28. Which treats of the other principal temples
    29. How the Capacocha was made
    30. How they made great festivities and sacrifices
    31. Of the second king or Inca who reigned in Cuzco, named Sinchi Roca
    32. Of the third king who reigned at Cuzco, named Lloque Yupanqui
    33. Of the fourth king who reigned at Cuzco, named Mayta Capac
    34. Of the fifth king who reigned at Cuzco, named Capac Yupanqui
    35. Of the sixth king who reigned in Cuzco, and of what happened in his time
    36. Of the seventh king or Inca who reigned in Cuzco, named Inca Yupanqui
    37. How, when this Inca wanted to make war in the province of Collao, a certain disturbance arose in Cuzco
    38. How the Orejones considered who should be Inca
    39. How Viracocha Inca threw a stone of fire with a sling at Caitomarca
    40. How a tyrant rose up in Cuzco
    41. How ambassadors from the tyrants of Collao came to Cuzco
    42. How Viracocha Inca passed by the province of the Canches and Canas
    43. How Cari returned to Chucuito
    44. How Inca Urco was received as supreme ruler of the whole empire
    45. How the Chancas arrived at the city of Cuzco
    46. How Inca Yupanqui was received as king
    47. How Inca Yupanqui set out from Cuzco
    48. How the Inca returned to Vilcas
    49. How Inca Yupanqui ordered Lloque Yupanqui to proceed to the valley of Xauxa
    50. How the captains of the Inca left Xauxa
    51. How the royal house of the sun was founded on a hill overlooking Cuzco
    52. How Inca Yupanqui set out from Cuzco and marched to the Collao
    53. How Inca Yupanqui set out from Cuzco
    54. How the Inca Yupanqui, having grown very old, resigned the government of the kingdom to Tupac Inca, his son
    55. How the Collas asked for peace
    56. How Tupac Inca Yupanqui set out from Cuzco
    57. How the Inca sent from Quito to know whether his commands had been obeyed
    58. How Tupac Inca Yupanqui marched by the coast valleys
    59. How Tupac Inca again set out form Cuzco
    60. How Tupac Inca once more set out from Cuzco, and of his death
    61. How Huayana Capac reigned in Cuzco
    How Huayna Capac departed from Cuzco
    63. How Huayna Capac again ordered that an army should be assembled
    64. Ho

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    Pedro de Cieza de León


    Clements R. Markham

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