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First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108010467

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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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volume 2 of this 1869 English translation contains Books 5–9 of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by Garcilaso de la Vega (1539–1616), the son of a Spanish soldier and an Inca princess. Brought up to speak Quechua as well as Spanish, Garcilaso had access through his mother's family to the history and traditions of the Incas, which he recorded in Part 1 of the Royal Commentaries. The posthumously-published Part 2, on the Spanish conquest of Peru, is not included here.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108010467
    • length: 568 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 32 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book V:
    1. How they divided the land amongst the vassals
    2. The arrangement they adopted for tilling the land
    3. Of the quantity of land given to each Indian
    4. How they distributed the water for irrigation
    5. The tribute that they gave to the Yncas
    6. They made clothing, arms, and shoes for the soldiers
    7. Gold and silver and other things of value were not offered as tribute, but as presents
    8. Of the manner of guarding the tribute
    9. The vassals were supplied with clothes
    10. The ordering and division of the flocks
    11. Laws and ordinances of the Yncas
    12. How they conquered and civilised the new vassals
    13. How ministers were appointed for different duties
    14. The order they kept in their property
    15. How they paid their tribute
    16. How the tribute was collected
    17. The Ynca Uira-Ccocha received tidings of his enemies
    18. A very bloody battle
    19. The generosity of the prince Ynca Uira-Ccocha after the victory
    20. The prince continues the pursuit of the rebels
    21. Of the name of Uira-Ccocha
    22. The Ynca Uira-Ccocha orders a temple to be built
    23. Of a famous painting
    24. Of the new provinces which the Ynca subdued
    25. The Ynca visits his empire
    26. The flight of the brave Hanco-Hualla from the empire of the Yncas
    27. The colonies formed in the land of Hanco-Hualla
    28. The Ynca gave a name to his first-born son
    29. The death of Ynca Uira-Ccocha
    Book VI:
    1. The building and decoration of the royal palaces
    2. Every ornament for the royal palace was imitated in gold and silver
    3. Of the servants of the royal palace
    4. Halls which were used for festivities
    5. How they interred the kings
    6. The solemn hunting excursions that the kings made
    7. Of the posts and runners
    8. How they counted by strings and knots
    9. What was noted in the accounts
    10. The Ynca Pachacutec visits his empire
    11. Of other provinces that were conquered by the Ynca
    12. Of the edifices, laws, and new conquests which the Ynca Pachacutec made
    13. The Ynca subdues these provinces by hunger and military strategy
    14. Of the good Curaca Huamachucu
    15. The people of Casamarca resist and eventually submit
    16. The conquest of Yauyu
    17. The Yncas subdue two coast valleys, and the Chinchas answer their message with defiance
    18. The obstinacy of the Chinchas
    19. Of the alleged ancient conquests of the Yuncas
    20. The principal festival of the sun
    21. In worshipping the sun, they were to the temple, and sacrificed a lamb
    22. Of the omens in their sacrifices
    23. How they drank to each other and in what order
    24. How the knights were armed
    25. They were expected to know how to make their arms and their shoes
    26. When the prince became a novice he was treated with more severity than the others
    28. Of the devices worn by the kings
    29. Chuquimancu, the lord of four valleys, submits
    30. Of the valleys of Pachacamac and Rimac
    31. They demand submission from Cuismancu
    32. They go to conquer the king Chimu
    33. The obstinancy, misfortunes, and final submission of the great Chimu
    34. The Ynca continues to aggrandize his empire
    35. The Ynca Pachacutec increased the schools
    36. Many other laws of the Ynca Pachacutec
    Book VII:
    1. The Yncas formed colonies. They used two languages
    2. The heirs of the chiefs were brought up at court
    3. The court language
    4. Concerning the utility of the court language
    5. The third solemn feast in honour of the sun
    6. The fourth feast
    7. The nocturnal festival to drive evils out of the city
    8. The description of the imperial city of Cuzco
    9. The city contained an epitome of the whole empire
    10. The site of the schools, and those of three palaces, and of the house of chosen virgins
    11. Of the wards and houses to the west of the stream
    12. Of two grants made by the city for pious purposes
    13. The new conquest that the king Ynca Yupanqui undertook
    14. The events of the expeditio

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    Garcillasso de la Vega


    Clements R. Markham

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