Narrative of the Incas

ISBN-10: 0292755597

ISBN-13: 9780292755598

Edition: 1996

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"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. Their translation and compilation of several old variants provides the most accurate and intelligible version available of de Betanzos's narrative. . . . This translation is a triumph of historical scholarship and a treasure for scholars . . ." Library Journal "Betanzos was probably the only chronicler who understood the real nature of the Inca political system. . . . He has a marvelous story to tell, especially about the Spanish conquest from the Inca point of view." R. Tom Zuidema, author of Inca Civilization in Cuzco 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 Fundacioacute;n Bartolomeacute; 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, Dontilde;a 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.
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Maps and Figures
Introduction: Juan de Betanzos and Inca Traditions
Note on the Translation Measurements
Contiti Viracocha, the Creator
The Creation of the People and the Departure of Contiti Viracocha
Cuzco and the Creation of the Noble Class
Ayar Manco Settles in Cuzco
From Manco Inca to Viracocha Inca
Viracocha Surrenders to Uscovilca
Yupanque Decides to Resist
Yupanque Defeats Uscovilca
Yupanque Offers the Victory to His Father
Yupanque Divides the Spoils
Yupanque Builds the Temple of the Sun
Yupanque Consolidates the Empire
Division of Cuzco and the Marriage of the Single Men
The Creation of the Warrior Class
Yupanque Creates the Calendar and the Feasts
Yupanque Rebuilds Cuzco
The Death of Viracocha Inca
Yupanque' Conquests
Yupanque Defeats the Soras
Yupanque Conquers Collasuyo
Yupanque Creates Laws for Cuzco
Yupanque Provisions His Realm
Life of the Inca Yupanque
Yupanque Sends His Sons to Conquer Chinchasuyo
Yamque Yupanque Returns from the Wars
The Birth of Huayna Capac
Topa Inca
Topa Inca Conquers Andesuyo
Yupanque Divides His Property
Yupanque Ordains Certain Ceremonies
Yupanque Arranges His Funeral
The Death of Yupanque
Topa Inca Puts Down a Rebellion
Topa Inca Names the Governors of the Provinces
Topa Inca Defeats His Enemies and Goes to Chile
Topa Inca Returns to Cuzco; the Death of Yamque Yupanque
Topa Inca Builds the Fortress of Cuzco
Topa Inca Builds Chinchero
The Death of Topa Inca
Huayna Capac Sends Out Inspectors
Huayna Capac Reorganizes the Empire
Huayna Capac' Inspection of the Region around Cuzco
Huayna Capac Builds Monuments
Huayna Capac Learns of His Mother' Death
The Birth of Atahualpa and Huascar
The Birth of Cuxi Yupanque
The Birth of Dontilde;a Angelina
Huayna Capac Dies in Quito
Huascar Is Named Inca
Atahualpa Sends Gifts to Huascar
Huascar Sends Hango Against Atahualpa
Hango' Defeat and Death
Atahualpa Punishes the Cantilde;ares
Atahualpa Accepts the Royal Fringe
Atabualpa' Victories over Huascar
Chalcochima and Quizquiz Achieve Victory
The Inca Atahualpa Leaves Quito
Atahualpa Punishes the Yungas
The Defeat of Huascar' Forces
Huascar Raises an Army in Cuzco
Initial Victory for Huascar
Huascar' Capture
Chalcochima Defeats Huascar' Army
Atahualpa Destroys the Guaca at Guamacbuco
Atahualpa Learns of Pizarro' Arrival
Quizquiz and Chalcochima Enter Cuzco
Cuxi Yupanque Punishes Atahualpa' Enemies in Cuzco
Pizarro Sends a Messenger to Atahualpa
Pizarro Arrives at Cajamarca XXII Pizarro Awaits Atahualpa
Atahualpa' Capture
Huascar' Death
Pizarro Sends Three Spaniards to Cuzco
Atahualpa' Death
Pizarro Names Topa Gualpa As Inca
Pizarro Names Manco As Inca
Manco Inca and Vilaoma Plot a Rebellion
Manco Inca Escapes from Hernando
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