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  • The Last Days of the Incas
  • Kim MacQuarrie
  • English
  • 23 September 2018
  • 9780743260503

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The Last Days of the Incas Summary ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conuistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas Vilcabamba by three American explorersIn 1532 the fifty four year old Spanish conuistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men including his four brothers to the shores of Peru Unbeknownst to the Spaniards the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a h. As a Peruvian I feel really sorry for what happened at that time It looks that I am a kind of witness when reading this bookThank you Mr Macuarrie I can picture each scene Also the books makes me reflect of how the Inca empire was affected deeply by this gang I believe it was because the empire was divided in many ways for power Spaniards were lucky finding a place like this Racism killing stealing lying were their heritage left among others Three centuries later it is interesting to see how the ambition of fame came with the explorer Gene Savoy who betrayed Vincent Lee s recent discovering of Vilcabamba ruins an architect who shared with him all what he found in the lost Inca City Again power ambition bitterness now related to the history of the Inca Empire It would be great if the book is translated in Spanish so many of my countrymen would be able to learn about our culture our ancestors

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The Last Days of the Incas Summary ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF DreamsBut the Incas did not submit willingly A young Inca emperor the brother of Atahualpa soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards inflicting heavy casualties and nearly wiping out the conuerors Eventually however Pizarro and his men forced the emperor to abandon the Andes and flee to the There he established a hidden capital called Vilcabamba only recently rediscovered by a trio of colorful American explorers Although the Incas fought a deadly thirty six year long guerrilla war the Spanish ultimately captured the last Inca emperor and vanuished the native resistan. Awesome read I grew up hearing all kinds of things about Cortes conuering the Mexica or Aztecs The stories of Tenochtitlan and the fighting on its causeways were amazing But I really knew very little about Pizzaro and the Inca If the Mexica were basically a loose conglomeration of city states the Inca were a world class empire stretching for over a thousand miles down the Andes and even over the mountains into the rainforest As pure story the Spanish saga with the Inca makes that of the Mexica pale in comparison So Cortes kidnapped Montezuma and held him hostage and other than maybe one butt kicking basically had his way with the Mexica Pizzaro led off with Cortes kidnapping method but the similarities end there The Inca went all out guerilla on the Spanish as led by a succession of brave and determined emperors The Inca finally refined a very successful method of ambushing Spanish ard convoys caught in deep defiles by way of large gravity operated boulders A seemingly infinite succession of Pizzaro brothers and Inca emperors going toe to toe made for a thrilling read And then the story got even interesting when civil war erupted as Spanish factions fought for control of what was left Simply insane Greed and lust for power aplenty I also really liked how the author spent a good bit of time dealing with the rediscovery of many of the ancient Inca sites through the stories of Hiram Bingham Victor von Hagen Gene Savoy and Vincent Lee Eually insane in its own right

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The Last Days of the Incas Summary ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Uge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca Despite being outnumbered by than two hundred to one the Spaniards prevailed due largely to their horses their steel armor and swords and their tactic of surprise They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold the Spaniards executed him anyway The following year the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cuzco completing their conuest of the largest native empire the New World has ever known Peru was now a Spanish colony and the conuistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest. This is a very well researched very well written history book about a period and culture I knew very little about the Spanish conuest of the Inca Empire in South America Though I would not go so far as to say it read like a novel certain parts did especially when the author was creating a hook to introduce the next series of events I understand he s an Emmy award winning documentarian so he knows how to tell a story If the author ever decides to adapt this book into film the protagonist will be Manco Inca He was just a teenager when Francisco Pizarro and his crew arrived in what is now Peru and after treacherous dealings that ended in the execution of Manco s older brother the ruling emperor the Spaniards appointed Manco successor thinking he would make a good puppet But their treachery continued and when Pizarro s youngest brother made a demand that went way too far Manco Inca turned into a real ruler of his people leading an all out rebellion The Incas war against the Spaniards and the in fighting on both sides makes up the bulk of this book but it s sandwiched in between the first and last chapters about the 20th century explorers and historians who discovered the Incan ruins Their story is not as brutal or violent but there s plenty of underhandedness in it After all what was at stake for them was pretty much the same thing as what the conuistadors were after glory and fortune This is not a book that will renew your faith in humanity The conuistadors were absolutely hateful but the Incas weren t noble savages either They were imperialists too having conuered much of the South American continent before the Spanish arrived And though the Incan emperors did not let their peasants starve it was still a feudalistic society where the peasants had to pay tribute and provide free labor Ironically Pizarro himself had been a peasant in Spain He left Europe to seek his fortune because he had nothing to loseOne of the early chapters of the book uotes Thucydides as saying Conuer or be conuered What I got out of this book is the converse all conuerors end up conuered themselves Nobody stays on top forever and if you become too arrogant while on top you end up inviting the rebellion that will ultimately lead to your downfall Oscure gioie of Inca warriors at the Battle Hackers: A play in eleven scenes of Cajamarca Despite being My beautiful enemy outnumbered by than two hundred to Fire one the Spaniards prevailed due largely to their horses their steel armor and swords and their tactic Gut Feeling of surprise They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold the Spaniards executed him anyway The following year the Spaniards seized the Inca capital Straight White Male of Cuzco completing their conuest Beyond the Vows of the largest native empire the New World has ever known Peru was now a Spanish colony and the conuistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest. 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