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This is a pretty good overview for people who know loss nothing about the Inca Empire and how it was conquered by the Spanish conquistadors under Francisco Pizarro.

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The Spanish may have oppressed the native population, but they were not as racist as the rulers of North America: Most of the key actors appear blinded by greed, stopping at nothing, including treachery and murder, to achieve their goals. In the end this state was doomed to fall to Spanish greed but the attempts at the Incas to preserve sovereignty is impressive.

Houghton Mifflin HarcourtOct 24, — History — pages. Remember me on this computer. Apr 20, Randal rated it liked it Shelves: Hemming also piles on tons of information about the economy of Inca Peru and Spanish Peru, the oppression of the native population and the attempts of conscentious Spaniards to remedy that.

La Conquista de Los Incas

Dec 04, Se Healy rated it really liked it. The Conquest of the Incas John Hemming Houghton Mifflin HarcourtOct 24, — History — pages la conquista de los incas john hemming Reviews This monumental work of history removes the Incas from the realm of legend and shows the reality of their struggles against the Spanish invasion.

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He is also Chairman of Hemming Group Ltd. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a conquksta format. Interesting are the final chapters detailing the searches in the 20th Century to discover explain and map the Inca cities, refuges temples and palaces.

Stamped from the Beginning Dr. Walden Henry David Thoreau. My only complaint is that I felt there could have been more background on some of the conquistadors, but apart hem,ing that the amount of detail was good. Published August 4th by Mariner Books first published Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Too much detail and tracking of family trees to be a fun read. After his capture, Atahaulpa thought he would be released if he supplied the gold and silver the Spanish conquistadores demanded. The scale of the work at Sacsayhuaman is unbelievable – possibly that was Pre-Inca I’m not certain. Hemming focuses on the interactions between the Incas and Spaniards from the first entry of Francisco Pizarro and his conquistadores in Peru in to the capture and execution of hemning last free Inca lord Tupac Amaru in hsmming This is an excellent edition with useful maps.

It is easy to picture the Conquistadors galloping throug I read this shortly after visiting Peru and conqusta than anything it made me want to return to explore the country more as well as the rest of South America. If like me you only cnoquista an approximate idea of what the Spanish conquest of what is modern Peru meant for the local population, this book will shock you.

Stephen Hawking recently said something along the lines that if aliens were to invade us they wouldn’t be friendly, they would be more like the Europeans who came to the new world. If you are starting a study of South America as a whole this is an essential addition to that library. Please enter your name. This monumental work of history removes the Incas from the realm of legend and shows the reality of their struggles against the Spanish invasion. Cancel Forgot your password? There were other points where I struggled, and when I was wading through the chapter about some of the experimental governments the Spanish tried, I almost gave up on the book.


At times, I was enthralled and couldn’t put the book down.

I picked it up before I trip to Peru and was very surprised and how concise and well told the story is. Interesting are the final chapters detailing the searches in the 20th Century to discover explain and map t This is an extremely well researched book and should be read by any visitor to Peru.


It also has a new appendix about recent finds of Inca ruins in Vilcabamba. Looking for beautiful books?

Excellent Read If you really want to know about the conquests of Peru, read this book. Now, with hindsight, we often tend to see the Spanish conquistadores as the evil actors in this drama. This book captures the whole of that story and in wonderful detail relates the invasion of Pizzaro and the fall of the Incas. Oct 20, David Frazer rated it it was amazing.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. The book is written in a beautiful lucid prose which portrays faithfully and objectively the inevitable destruction of a civilisation and yet it retains a sense of drama.