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Author: Garcilaso, de la Vega.; Harold V Livermore
Publisher: Austin : Univ. of Texas Pr, 1987.
Series: Royal commentaries of the Incas and General history of Peru / by Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca. Transl. with an introd. by Harold V. Livermore, 1.; Texas Pan American series.
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The account of the origin, growth, and destruction of the Inca empire, from its legendary birth until the death in 1572 of its last independent ruler.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garcilaso, de la Vega.; Harold V Livermore
ISBN: 0292770383 9780292770386
OCLC Number: 256548678
Contents: Foreword by Arnold J. ToynbeeIntroduction by Harold V. LivermorePart One. Royal Commentaries of the IncasTo the Most Serene PrincessPreface to the ReaderNotes on the General Language of the Indians of PeruBook OneI. Whether there are many worlds; it also treats of the five zonesII. Whether there are antipodesIII. How the New World was discoveredIV. The derivation of the name PeruV. Authorities in confirmation of the name PeruVI. What a certain author says about the name PeruVII. Of other derivations of new namesVIII. The description of PeruIX. The idolatry of the Indians and the gods they worshipped before the IncasX. The great variety of other gods they hadXI. The kinds of sacrifices they madeXII. The life and government of the ancient Indians, and the things they ateXIII. How they dressed in those ancient timesXIV. Different kinds of marriage and diverse languages; their use of poison and spellsXV. The origin of the Inca kings of PeruXVI. The foundation of Cuzco, the imperial cityXVII. The people subdued by the first Inca Manco CapacXVIII. On some fabulous accounts of the origin of the IncasXIX. The author's declaration about his historyXX. The villages the first Inca ordered to be foundedXXI. The Inca's teachings to his vassalsXXII. The honorable insignia that the Inca gave to his followersXXIII. Other more honorable insignia and the name IncaXXIV. The names and titles the Indians gave to their kingsXXV. The testament and death of the Inca Manco CapacXXVI. The royal names and their meaningsBook TwoI. The idolatry of the second period and its originII. The Incas glimpsed the true God, our LordIII. The Incas kept a in a sacred placeIV. Of many gods wrongly attributed to the Indians by the Spanish historiansV. Of many other meanings of the word HuacaVI. What an author says about their godsVII. They apprehended the immortality of the soul and the universal resurrectionVIII. The things they sacrificed to the SunIX. The priests, rites and ceremonies, and laws attributed to the first IncaX. The author compares what he has said with the statements of the Spanish historiansXI. They divided the empire into four districts; they made a census of their subjectsXII. Two duties performed by the decurionsXIII. On certain laws the Incas had in their governmentXIV. The decurions gave an account of births and deathsXV. The Indians deny that an Inca of the blood royal has ever committed any crimeXVI. The life and deeds of Sinchi Roca, the second Inca kingXVII. Lloque Yupanqui, the third ruler, and the meaning of his nameXVIII. Two conquests made by the Inca Lloque YupanquiXIX. The conquest of Hatun Colla and the pride of the CollasXX. The great province of Chucuitu peacefully reduced; and many other provinces likewiseXXI. The sciences known to the Incas: first, astrologyXXII. They understood the measurement of the year, and the solstices and equinoxesXXIII. They observed eclipses of the sun, and what they did at eclipses of the moonXXIV. The medicines they had and their way of curing themselvesXXV. The medicinal herbs they usedXXVI. Their knowledge of geometry, geography, arithmetic, and musicXXVII. The poetry of Inca amautas, or philosophers, and harauicus, or poetsXXVIII. The few instruments used by the Indians for their craftsBook ThreeI. Maita Capac, the fourth Inca, conquers Tiahuanaco; the buildings thereII. Hatunpacassa is reduced and Cac-Yaviri conqueredIII. Those who surrendered are pardoned; the explanation of the fableIV. Three provinces are reduced and others conquered; colonies are established; those who use poison are punishedV. The Inca gains three provinces and wins a hard-fought battleVI. Those of Huaichu surrender; they are courteously pardonedVII. Many towns are reduced; the Inca orders the construction of a bridge of osiersVIII. Many tribes are reduced voluntarily to submission by fame of the bridgeIX. The Inca gains many other great provinces, and dies in peaceX. Capac Yupanqui, the fifth king, wins many provinces in CuntisuyuXI. The conquest of the Aimaras [Umasuyu]; they forgive the curacas; they place landmarks on their boundariesXII. The Inca sends an army to conquer the Quechuas; they agree to submitXIII. They conquer many valleys on the seacoast, and punish sodomyXIV. Two great curacas bring their dispute to the Inca and become his subjectsXV. They make a bridge of straw, reeds, and rushes over the Desaguadero; Chayanta is conqueredXVI. Various devices used by the Indians for crossing rivers and fishingXVII. Of the conquest of five great provinces, besides other smaller onesXVIII. Prince Inca Roca reduces many great provinces, both inland and on the coastXIX. They take Indians from the seacoast to found colonies inland; the Inca Capac Yupanqui diesXX. The description of the temple of the Sun and its great wealthXXI. The cloister of the temple and the dwelling places of the Moon, stars, thunder, lightning, and rainbowXXII. The name of the high priest, and other parts of the houseXXIII. The places for sacrifices and the threshold where they took off their sandals to enter the temple; their fountainsXXIV. The garden of gold and other riches of the temple, in imitation of which there are many others throughout the empireXXV. The famous temple of Titicaca and its fables and allegoriesBook FourI. The house of the virgins dedicated to the SunII. The rules and duties of the chosen virginsIII. The veneration they had for things made by the virgins and the law against those who might violate themIV. There were many other houses of chosen virgins; the strict application of their laws is provedV. The service and ornaments of the virgins; they were never given in marriage to anyoneVI. The women who were favored by the IncaVII. Other women who preserved their virginity, and widowsVIII. How they usually married and set up houseIX. The heir to the throne married his sister; the reasons they gave for thisX. Various ways of inheriting estatesXI. The weaning, shearing, and naming of their childrenXII. They brought up their children without pampering themXIII. The life and duties of married womenXIV. How women visited one another; how they kept their clothes; public womenXV. Inca Roca, the sixth king, conquers many nations, among them the Chancas and HancohualluXVI. Prince Yahuar Huacac and the meaning of his nameXVII. The idols of the Anti Indians and the conquest of the CharcasXVIII. The reasoning of the elders and how they received the IncaXIX. Some laws made by King Inca Roca; the schools he founded in Cuzco, and some of his sayingsXX. The seventh king, the Inca "Weeping-Blood," his fears and his conquests, and the disgrace of the princeXXI. A warning given by an apparition to the prince to be conveyed to his fatherXXII. The discussions of the Incas about the apparition's messageXXIII. The rebellion of the Chancas; their ancient deedsXXIV. The Inca abandons the city; the prince saves itBook FiveI. How they increased the agricultural land and divided it among their vassalsII. Their system of agriculture; the festival of tilling the land assigned to the Inca and the SunIII. The quantity of soil given to each Indian, and how it was manuredIV. How they shared water for irrigation; they punished idlers and slackersV. The tribute they paid the Inca and the reckoning of their binsVI. Clothing, footwear, and arms were supplied for the warriorsVII. Gold, silver, and other objects of value were not offered as tribute, but as presentsVIII. The storing of supplies and their useIX. They supplied clothing for their subjects; there were no beggarsX. The system of stock-raising and division of the flocks; wild animalsXI. The laws and ordinances of the Incas for the benefit of their vassalsXII. How they conquered and civilized new vassalsXIII. How they appointed officials for every kind of dutyXIV. Their system of dealing with property, both public and privateXV. How they paid their tribute, the amount of it, and the laws concerning itXVI. The system of collecting tribute; how the Inca rewarded the curacas for the precious objects they offered himXVII. Inca Viracocha has news of his enemies, and of assistance coming to himXVIII. A very bloody battle; it is won by a stratagemXIX. The liberality of Prince Inca Viracocha after the victoryXX. The prince pursues the enemy, returns to Cuzco, has an interview with his father, and dispossesses him of the empireXXI. On the name Viracocha, and why it was applied to the SpaniardsXXII. Inca Viracocha has a temple built in memory of his uncle, the phantomXXIII. A famous painting; the rewards given to the Inca's alliesXXIV. New provinces subdued by the Inca; and an irrigation channel to water the grazing landXXV. The Inca visits his empire; ambassadors come and offer him their vassalageXXVI. The flight of the brave Hancohuallu from the Inca empireXXVII. Colonies settled on Hancohuallu's lands; the vale of Y'ucay describedXXVIII. He names his first-born, and prophesies the coming of the SpaniardsXXIX. The death of Inca Viracocha; the author saw his bodyBook SixI. The fabric and adornment of the royal housesII. They copied all sorts of objects in gold and silver with which to adorn the royal palacesIII. The accounts of the royal household; and those who carried the king's litterIV. Halls used as meeting places and other aspects of the royal palacesV. How the kings were buried; their obsequies lasted a yearVI. The solemn hunting excursions made by the kings throughout the countryVII. Posts and relays, and the messages they carriedVIII. They counted by threads and knots; the accountants were extremely accurateIX. What they recorded in their accounts, and how these were readX. Inca Pachacutec visits his empire; he conquers the Huanca tribeXI. Other provinces won by the Inca; their customs and the punishment of sodomyXII. Buildings, laws, and new conquests made by Inca PachacutecXIII. The Inca subdues the hostile provinces by hunger and military strategyXIV. The good curaca Huamanchucu, and how he was subduedXV. The people of Cajamarca resist, but eventually surrenderXVI. The conquest of Yauyu, and triumph of the Incas, uncle and nephewXVII. Two valleys are subdued; Chincha replies arrogantlyXVIII. The obstinacy of Chincha; its final surrenderXIX. The ancient conquests and false boasting of the ChinchasXX. The principal feast of the Sun, and how they prepared for itXXI. They worshipped the Sun, went to his house, and sacrificed a lambXXII. The auguries of their sacrifices, and the use of fireXXIII. How they drank to one another, and in what orderXXIV. How the Incas were armed knights, and the tests they were submitted toXXV. They were required to know how to make their own arms and their shoesXXVI. The prince underwent the ordeal, and was treated more severely than the restXXVII. The Inca awarded the insignia to the leading candidate, and a member of his family to the restXXVIII. The insignia of the kings and other Incas, and the masters of the novicesXXIX. The surrender of Chuquimancu, lord of four valleysXXX. The valleys of Pachacamac and Rimac, and their idolsXXXI. They summon Cuismancu to capitulate; his answer and the termsXXXII. They go to conquer King Chimu; a cruel war is wagedXXXIII. The obstinacy and misfortunes of the great Chimu, and how he surrenderedXXXIV. The Inca aggrandizes his empire; his activities until his deathXXXV. He increased the number of schools, and made laws for their good governmentXXXVI. Many other laws of Inca Pachacutec; his words of wisdomBook SevenI. The Incas established colonies; they had two languagesII. The heirs of chiefs were brought up at court; the reasons for thisIII. The language of the courtIV. The usefulness of the language of the courtV. The third solemn festival in honor of the sunVI. The fourth festival; the fasts; and their way of purging their illsVII. A nocturnal rite for expelling ills from the cityVIII. The description of the imperial city of CuzcoIX. The city contained the description of the whole empireX. The site of the schools, that of three royal palaces, and that of the chosen virginsXI. The wards and houses to the west of the streamXII. Two donations made by the city for charitable purposesXIII. King Inca Yupanqui seeks to make a new conquestXIV. The events of the expedition to Musu until its completionXV. Traces found of this expeditionXVI. Other unfortunate occurrences in the same provinceXVII. The Chirihuana tribe, its life and customsXVIII. Preparations for the conquest of ChileXIX. The Incas win the regions as far as the valley called Chile; the messages and replies they exchanged with other new tribesXX. A cruel battle between the Incas and other tribes; the first Spaniards who discovered ChileXXI. The rebellion of Chile against Governor ValdiviaXXII. A new order of battle; the stratagem of the old Indian captainXXIII. The Indians prevail owing to a treacherous plan executed by one of their numberXXIV. Valdivia slain; the war has continued for fifty yearsXXV. New misfortunes in the kingdom of ChileXXVI. The peaceful life and occupations of King Inca Yupanqui until his deathXXVII. The fortress of Cuzco; the size of its stonesXXVIII. The three circumvallations, the most remarkable part of the workXXIX. Three towers, the master masons, and the Weary StoneBook EightI. The conquest of the province of Huacrachucu, and the meaning of its nameII. The conquest of the first villages in the province of ChachapoyaIII. The conquest of other villages and of other barbarous tribesIV. The conquest of three large, warlike, and recalcitrant provincesV. The conquest of the Canari province; tis riches and its templeVI. The conquest of many other large provinces as far as the confines of QuitoVII. The Inca conquers Quito; Prince Huaina Capac is presentVIII. The three marriages of Huaina Capac; the death of his father; his sayingsIX. Maize and what they call rice, and other seedsX. The vegetables that grow in the earthXI. The fruit of larger [plants and] treesXII. The mulli tree and the pimentoXIII. The maguey tree and its usesXIV. The banana, the pineapple, and other fruitsXV. The precious leaf called coca, and tobaccoXVI. Their tame animals; the flock they keptXVII. The wild flocks and other creaturesXVIII. Lions, bears, tigers, and monkeysXIX. Land and water fowl, tame and wildXX. Partridges, pigeons, and other lesser birdsXXI. Varieties of parrots; their talkativenessXXII. Four famous rivers; the fish found in Peruvian riversXXIII. Emeralds, turquoises, and pearlsXXIV. Gold and silverXXV. Quicksilver, and how metal was founded before the use of quicksilverBook NineI. Huaina Capac orders a golden cable to be made; the reason for this and its purposeII. Ten of the coastal valleys give in of their own free will, and Tumbez surrendersIII. The punishment of those who killed the officials left by Tupac Inca YupanquiIV. The Inca visits his empire, consults the oracles, and gains the island of PunaV. The people of Puna kill Huaina Capac's captainsVI. The punishment of the rebelsVII. The mutiny of the Chachapoyas, and Huaina Capac's magnanimityVIII. The gods and customs of the Manta tribe; their subjugation and that of other savage peoplesIX. The giants of those parts and how they met their deathsX. What Huaina Capac said about the SunXI. The revolt of the Caranques; their punishmentXII. Huaina Capac makes his son Atahuallpa king of QuitoXIII. Two famous roads in PeruXIV. Huaina Capac heard that the Spaniards were off the coastXV. The testament and death of Huaina Capac and the prophecy of the arrival of the SpaniardsXVI. Mares and horses; how they were bred in the early days and their great valueXVII. Cows and oxen; their prices, high and lowXVIII. Camels, asses, and goats; their prices and their breeding in PeruXIX. Pigs; their great fertilityXX. Sheep and domestic catsXXI. Rabbits and pure-bred dogsXXII. Rats; their great numbersXXIII. Fowls and pigeonsXXIV. WheatXXV. The vine; the first man to grow grapes in CuzcoXXVI. Wine; the first man to make it in Cuzco; its priceXXVII. The olive; its first importer into PeruXXVIII. The fruits of Spain and the sugarcaneXXIX. Garden plants and herbs; their sizeXXX. Flax, asparagus, carrots, and aniseedXXXI. New names for various racial groupsXXXII. Huascar Inca demands that his brother Atahuallpa shall do homage to himXXXIII. Atahuallpa's devices to allay his brother's suspicionsXXXIV. Huascar is warned and calls up his warriorsXXXV. The battle of the Incas; Atahuallpa's victory and his crueltiesXXXVI. The cause of Atahuallpa's atrocities and their most cruel effectsXXXVII. The same cruel treatment is extended to the women and children of the royal bloodXXXVIII. Some members of the royal blood escape Atahuallpa's crueltiesXXXIX. Atahuallpa's cruelty extends to the servants of the royal houseXL. The surviving descendants of the royal blood of the IncasIndex
Series Title: Royal commentaries of the Incas and General history of Peru / by Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca. Transl. with an introd. by Harold V. Livermore, 1.; Texas Pan American series.


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