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  • Author:
    Dana Buchanan,Roland Hamilton,Juan de Betanzos
  • ISBN:
    0292755597
  • ISBN13:
    978-0292755598
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    University of Texas Press; First Edition edition (May 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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    Americas
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His narrative of the Incas begins with Viracocha's peopling of the world and continues to the Spanish conquest. For over 400 years, de Betanzos's work was known only in an 18-chapter fragment, but recently the translators of this volume have discovered the complete manuscript.

Betanzos wrote a history of the Inca empire that focuses on the major rulers and the contributions each one . Narrative of the Incas presents the first complete English translation of the original manuscript of this key document.

Betanzos wrote a history of the Inca empire that focuses on the major rulers and the contributions each one made to the growth of the empire and of Inca culture. Filled with new insights into Inca politics, marriage, laws, the calendar, warfare, and other matters, Narrative of the Incas is essential reading for everyone interested in this ancient civilization.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. His narrative of the Incas begins with Viracocha's peopling of the world and continues to the Spanish conquest

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Narrative of the Incas. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. His narrative of the Incas begins with Viracocha's peopling of the world and continues to the Spanish conquest.

Juan Diez de Betanzos (b. Betanzos, Spain 1510 – d. Cusco, Peru March 1, 1576) wrote one of the most important sources on the conquest of the Incan civilization, Narrative of the Incas.

Juan de Betanzos became the most respected Quechua interpreter of the Viceroyalty of Peru

One of the earliest histories of the Inca empire. which has been abbreviated in English translation. Juan de Betanzos became the most respected Quechua interpreter of the Viceroyalty of Peru.

Authors: Betanzos, Juan de. Narrative of the incas . Number Of Pages: 352. Publisher: University of Texas Press. item 1 Narrative of the Incas, Juan de Betanzos & Roland Hamilton & Dana Buchanan, Used -Narrative of the Incas, Juan de Betanzos & Roland Hamilton & Dana Buchanan, Used. Juan de Betanzos Meets with Viceroy Hurtado de Mendoza Notes Glossary Index.

Roland Hamilton (Translator). Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author.

Juan de Betanzos, Narrative of the Incas, ed. Dana Buchanan, tr. Roland Hamilton, University of Texas Press (1996). Works by Juan de Betanzos at Project Gutenberg.

Narratives of the Incas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996. Examination of three frozen bodies, a 13-y-old girl and a girl and boy aged 4 to 5 y, separately entombed near the Andean summit of Volcán Llullaillaco, Argentina, sheds new light on human sacrifice as a central part of the Imperial Inca capacocha rite, described by chroniclers writing after the Spanish conquest.

One of the earliest chronicles of the Inca empire was written in the 1550s by Juan de Betanzos. Although scholars have long known of this work, only eighteen chapters were actually available until the 1980s when the remaining sixty-four chapters were discovered in the collection of the Fundación Bartolomé March in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Narrative of the Incas presents the first complete English translation of the original manuscript of this key document. Although written by a Spaniard, it presents an authentic Inca worldview, drawn from the personal experiences and oral traditions told to Betanzos by his Inca wife, Doña Angelina, and other members of her aristocratic family who lived during the reigns of the last Inca rulers, Huayna Capac Huascar and Atahualpa. Betanzos wrote a history of the Inca empire that focuses on the major rulers and the contributions each one made to the growth of the empire and of Inca culture.

Filled with new insights into Inca politics, marriage, laws, the calendar, warfare, and other matters, Narrative of the Incas is essential reading for everyone interested in this ancient civilization.


Zacki
A book so rare it would be worth reading even if it were dry. It is not. It is a first hand interview of a living Inca queen..one of the last. Full of court intrigue, Spanish skullduggery and battle details. Although the amazing women provides all of the historic details and first hand knowledge, she is never a persona in the book..too bad. The history is told by her Spanish husband who seldom mentions her but makes her memories an incredible history lesson from someone who lived in the Inca court from the time she was 10. her first husband, was the last Inca not selected by the Spainards. She later became the mistress of Pizarro, then the wife of the author of this book in the 1500's.
Dordred
Interesting to read the original account. This is a great book and people with an interest in history, Incas, Peru, etc. should enjoy it. Such a treat to read the original accounts versus someone telling us what the original accounts said. Great work!
Ghile
How can anyone give less than Five Stars to a historical document ?

This is a classic tale of Monarchy - how the first King / Caesar begins a dynasty, just and prosperous, that soon fades into debauchery and corruption as sons and grandsons prove not up to the task.

By the end of the tale one cannot help but feel that the last Inca Kings deserved their horrible fates at the hands of Pizzaro (though their subjects certainly did not).

Fascinating.
Helldor
Wonderful book! An account largely without western bias.
Phobism
Excellent merchandise with good delivery
Xurad
I recently finished reading "Narrative of the Incas" and found it one of the most fascinating books in years. Having read "1491 - New Revelations Americas Before Columbus"
http://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelations-Americas-Before-Columbus/dp/1400032059/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220994331&sr=1-1
also a good read, I picked this up somewhat by accident. It reads almost like a mystery novel or fairy tale, covering how the Incas tell of their development from a nomadic tribe into the regional powerhouse. It is a sad read, knowing how it is going to end when the Spanish arrive. It gives the reader insight into what a portion of the Americas looked like before the Spanish arrived - their economic surplus, enginnering abilities, war, politics and religion. I highly recommend it.