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  • Author:
    William Hickling Prescott
  • ISBN:
    1406812218
  • ISBN13:
    978-1406812213
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  • Publisher:
    Echo Library (November 15, 2006)
  • Pages:
    392 pages
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    Americas
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William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian.

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.

Among his many books are 1837's The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic, a critical and popular success in both America and Europe.

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859; Kirk, John Foster, 1824-1904.

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William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) ranks with Francis Parkman and Edward Gibbon as one of the greatest . After skimming a few of the chapters in the second book in the conquest of mexico, I became really interested

William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) ranks with Francis Parkman and Edward Gibbon as one of the greatest historians of the 19th century. After skimming a few of the chapters in the second book in the conquest of mexico, I became really interested. As i do with any truly promising book, I started over, from the very first page, and dived into the colorful, rich, exotic, and dangerous world of the 16th century Spanish conquest.

William Hickling Prescott. Встречается в книгах (52) с 1847 по 2006. Стр. 66 - It was built of heavy flags of freestone, and in some parts, at least, covered with a bituminous cement, which time has made harder than the stone itself. Встречается в книгах (59) с 1821 по 2007. Last updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 14:20. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia

William Hickling Prescott. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia. eBooksaide The University of Adelaide Library University of Adelaide South Australia 5005.

William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) wrote History of the Conquest of Peru with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas, which was published in 1847. It is a classic historical work detailing the subjugation of the Incan empire by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and the colonization of Peru in the sixteenth century.

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Book digitized by Google from the library of New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

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Friert
This book was written in 1847 (!) and by the famous history scholar. So I would never think about reading it except my other (paper) books did not arrive yet and this one was just $ 0.99 and available by one click. I expected something rather boring but I was hooked by the first few pages. This book reads better than some of the much more recent books on the same subject!

The first part describes the organization of Incas Emporium and it just blows your mind. One cannot help but compare it to ancient Egypt, not so ancient communism and to feudal times in Europe or to the some aspects of modern societies. But, although some elements are similar, it is different from all of these and it puts your brain into spin. The rest of the book covers Pizarro conquest of Peru and it reads as the best adventure book. Full of compassion for native people of Peru, it also describes in detail the desperation and incredible determination and hardship of Spaniards.

What surprised me most is that the language is very close to contemporary, the reading goes smoothly and there are very few words or phrases which sound aged. The main plot is very easy to follow and fascinating, it keeps your attention the way the best thriller would. There are multiple interruptions of the main text by references to the original sources as well as author’s divagations on some other aspects (some of them are of philosophical nature and some describe life stories of some earlier chronicle’s writers). They are very clearly marked and one can explore them or just follow the main story.

I do not understand why, with all the current interest in Peru and Indian cultures, this book is not an international bestseller. All it would take to make it into one (i.e. appealing to general public) is to move some of footnotes to the end and to add just a few maps and illustrations. Maps and illustrations are desperately needed in this book but … there is always a Google.
Thank you Amazon and thank you Nisyros Publishers!
Iriar
This book was written in 1850... and the author's style reflects the times, make for somewhat overly wordy reading. Having said that, it is worth every minute and tells, in minute detail, how Pizzarro managed to ruin an entire kingdom thru greed and . Even the greedy Spanish court was appalled at his treatment of the natives... and that's saying something, considering that the Inquisition was hard at work in Spain!!
Uthergo
It doesn't get any better than this, this book is so well researched that the author even includes the transcripts of the original Spanish documentation. It is a must read for anyone who is a student of the history of South America.
Bil
Not sure what to make of this book - Prescott tells an interesting tale, but there is not footnoting or references. Is it factual? I dunno. Maybe it is, or maybe it's a product of his imagination, we don't know.
GEL
Excellent reference of what is known about this amazing feat of a handfull of Spaniards facing one of the great empires of precolumbian America, and of the world at the time, remarkably easy to read considering the detail and slow progress of the text. Some knowledge of Spanish is useful although all is translated very well . Very interesting for anyone interested in the Incas and their fall. A page turner for the time it was written.
Voodoogore
Written in the mid 19th Century but very through. Slow at first while setting the stage but tells the story well. Prone to go off on tangents of less interest but over all very good.
Togor
Although I had read this book years ago in college, I had forgotten what a witty and humane author Prescott was. This is history as I wish it was all written. I didn't remember that the footnotes are in the middle of the text and not all of them are translated from the Spanish and French, which is slightly annoying. I feel kind of silly writing a review of a book as well known and respected as this one but for what it is worth, I highly recommend it.The History Of The Conquest Of Peru
Wow!!! This book is even more grand in scope and detail than his monumental history of the conquest of Mexico. The Incan story deserved to be told by someone of Mr. Prescott's abilities, and tell it he does. 150 years later and this book will still instruct and inspire . . . and . . . make you lament the loss of such a magnificent culture. Read, enjoy, laugh, cry and wonder.