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Narrative of the Incas

Author: Juan de Betanzos; Roland Hamilton; Dana Buchanan
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A chronicle that has been judged the 'single most authentic document of its kind.' Based on testimonies from descendants of Inca kings, who in the 1540s-50s still remembered the oral history and traditions of their ancestors. Beginning in 1551, Betanzos transcribed their memories and translated them from Quechua by order of Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza. Pt. I covers Inca history prior to the Spanish arrival and Pt.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Betanzos, Juan de, -1576.
Narrative of the Incas.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1996
(OCoLC)603650771
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juan de Betanzos; Roland Hamilton; Dana Buchanan
ISBN: 0292755600 9780292755604 0292755597 9780292755598
OCLC Number: 33207566
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xviii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The creation of the people and the departure of Contiti Viracocha --
Ayar Manco settles in Cuzco --
Viracocha surrenders to Uscovilca --
Yupanque creates the calendar and the feasts --
The death of Viracocha Inca --
Topa Inca returns to Cuzco; the death of Yamque Yupanque --
The birth of Atahualpa and Huascar --
Chalcochima and Quizquiz achieve victory --
Atahualpa destroys the Guaca at Guamachuco --
Pizarro names Topa Gualpa as Inca --
Manco Inca escapes from Hernando Pizarro --
Juan de Betanzos meets with Viceroy Hurtado de Mendoza.
Other Titles: Suma y narración de los incas.
Responsibility: by Juan de Betanzos ; translated and edited by Roland Hamilton and Dana Buchanan from the Palma de Mallorca manuscript.
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"A chronicle that has been judged the 'single most authentic document of its kind.' Based on testimonies from descendants of Inca kings, who in the 1540s-50s still remembered the oral history and traditions of their ancestors. Beginning in 1551, Betanzos transcribed their memories and translated them from Quechua by order of Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza. Pt. I covers Inca history prior to the Spanish arrival and Pt. II deals with the conquest to 1557, mainly from the Inca point of view"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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