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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Betanzos, Juan de, -1576.
Narrative of the Incas.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1996
(DLC) 95042695
(OCoLC)33207566
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan de Betanzos; Roland Hamilton; Dana Buchanan
ISBN: 9780292756366 0292756364
OCLC Number: 603650771
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: * List of Maps and Figures * Introduction: Juan de Betanzos and Inca Traditions * Note on the Translation * Measurements * Preface * Prologue * Part One * I. Contiti Viracocha, the Creator * II. The Creation of the People and the Departure of Contiti Viracocha * III. Cuzco and the Creation of the Noble Class * IV. Ayar Manco Settles in Cuzco * V. From Manco Inca to Viracocha Inca * VI. Viracocha Surrenders to Uscovilca * VII. Yupanque Decides to Resist * VIII Yupanque Defeats Uscovilca * IX. Yupanque Offers the Victory to His Father * X. Yupanque Divides the Spoils * XI. Yupanque Builds the Temple of the Sun * XII. Yupanque Consolidates the Empire * XIII. Division of Cuzco and the Marriage of the Single Men * XIV. The Creation of the Warrior Class * XV. Yupanque Creates the Calendar and the Feasts * XVI. Yupanque Rebuilds Cuzco * XVII. The Death of Viracocha Inca * XVIII Yupanque's Conquests * XIX. Yupanque Defeats the Soras * XX. Yupanque Conquers Collasuyo * XXI. Yupanque Creates Laws for Cuzco * XXII Yupanque Provisions His Realm * XXIII. Life of the Inca Yupanque * XXIV. Yupanque Sends His Sons to Conquer Chinchasuyo * XXV. Yamque Yupanque Returns from the Wars * XXVI. The Birth of Huayna Capac * XXVII. Topa Inca * XXVIII Topa Inca Conquers Andesuyo * XXIX. Yupanque Divides His Property * XXX. Yupanque Ordains Certain Ceremonies * XXXI. Yupanque Arranges His Funeral * XXXII The Death of Yupanque * XXXIII. Topa Inca Puts Down a Rebellion * XXXIV. Topa Inca Names the Governors of the Provinces * XXXV. Topa Inca Defeats His Enemies and Goes to Chile * XXXVI. Topa Inca Returns to Cuzco; the Death of Yamque Yupanque * XXXVII. Topa Inca Builds the Fortress of Cuzco * XXXVIII Topa Inca Builds Chinchero * XXXIX. The Death of Topa Inca * XL. Huayna Capac Sends Out Inspectors * XLI. Huayna Capac Reorganizes the Empire * XLII. Huayna Capac's Inspection of the Region around Cuzco * XLIII. Huayna Capac Builds Monuments * XLIV. Huayna Capac Learns of His Mother's Death * XLV. The Birth of Atahualpa and Huascar * XLVI. The Birth of Cuxi Yupanque * XLVII. The Birth of Dona Angelina * XLVIII. Huayna Capac Dies in Quito * Part Two * I. Huascar Is Named Inca * II. Atahualpa Sends Gifts to Huascar * III. Huascar Sends Hango Against Atahualpa * IV. Hango's Defeat and Death * V. Atahualpa Punishes the Canares * VI. Atahualpa Accepts the Royal Fringe * VII. Atabualpa's Victories over Huascar * VIII. Chalcochima and Quizquiz Achieve Victory * IX. The Inca Atahualpa Leaves Quito * X. Atahualpa Punishes the Yungas * XI. The Defeat of Huascar's Forces * XII. Huascar Raises an Army in Cuzco * XIII. Initial Victory for Huascar * XIV. Huascar's Capture * XV. Chalcochima Defeats Huascar's Army * XVI. Atahualpa Destroys the Guaca at Guamacbuco * XVII. Atahualpa Learns of Pizarro's Arrival * XVIII. Quizquiz and Chalcochima Enter Cuzco * XIX. Cuxi Yupanque Punishes Atahualpa's Enemies in Cuzco * XX. Pizarro Sends a Messenger to Atahualpa * XXI. Pizarro Arrives at Cajamarca * XXII Pizarro Awaits Atahualpa * XXIII. Atahualpa's Capture * XXIV. Huascar's Death * XXV. Pizarro Sends Three Spaniards to Cuzco * XXVI. Atahualpa's Death * XXVII. Pizarro Names Topa Gualpa As Inca * XXVIII. Pizarro Names Manco As Inca * XXIX. Manco Inca and Vilaoma Plot a Rebellion * XXX. Manco Inca Escapes from Hernando Pizarro * XXXI. Manco Inca Lays Siege to Cuzco * XXXII. Manco Inca's Death * XXXIII. Saire Topa Is Named Inca * XXXIV. Juan de Betanzos Meets with Viceroy Hurtado de Mendoza * Notes * Glossary * Index
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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