Contains a travel guide to Peru, featuring recommendations for sights and attractions, restaurants and lodging, in Lima, as well as in the various regions of the country, and including essays on culture, arts, and politics. Includes photographs and maps.
Author : Pedro de Cieza de León
ISBN : 9780822382508
Genre : History
File Size : 47.12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville’s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de León vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World, become an explorer, and write what would become the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru. Available for the first time in English, this history of Peru is based largely on interviews with Cieza’s conquistador compatriates, as well as with Indian informants knowledgeable of the Incan past. Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook present this recently discovered third book of a four-part chronicle that provides the most thorough and definitive record of the birth of modern Andean America. It describes with unparalleled detail the exploration of the Pacific coast of South America led by Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro, the imprisonment and death of the Inca Atahualpa, the Indian resistance, and the ultimate Spanish domination. Students and scholars of Latin American history and conquest narratives will welcome the publication of this volume.
ISBN : 0864427107
Genre : Travel
File Size : 50.89 MB
Format : PDF
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This guide has been completely revised and updated. It includes: information on visiting Andean Indian villages; coverage of major archaeological sights; and information on trekking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
'The Rough Guide to Peru' is a comprehensive handbook for the independent traveller that provides entertaining coverage of all the sights, detailed listings of the best places to stay and eat, and practical advice for outdoor pursuits.
What are Peru s three official languages? What unusual weather activity does Peru experience? Students will learn the answer to these questions and more as they read about Peru s people and their culture with the five themes of geography.