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Author Yupangui, Diego de Castro, titu cussi, active 16th century.

Title An Inca account of the Conquest of Peru / by titu cusi Yupanqui ; translated, introduced, and annotated by Ralph Bauer.

Published Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado ; Lancaster : Gazelle Drake Academic [distributor], 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  985.02 YUPA    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Relación de la conquista del Perú. English.
Physical description xv, 166 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- List of Ilustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology -- Introduction -- Translation of Titu Cusi Yupanqui's Account -- Bibliography -- Glossary of Quechua and Spanish Terms Appearing in the Text -- Index.
Summary "Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler of the Inca dynasty - to a Spanish missionary and transcribed by a mestizo assistant. The resulting hybrid document offers an Inca perspective on the Spanish conquest of Peru, filtered through the monk and the Inca's scribe.".
"Titu Cusi tells of his father's maltreatment at the hands of the conquerors; his father's ensuing military campaigns, withdrawal, and murder; and his own succession as ruler. Although he continued to resist Spanish attempts at "pacification," Titu Cusi entertained Spanish missionaries, converted to Christianity, and then, most importantly, narrated his story of the conquest to enlighten Emperor Philip II about the behavior of the emperor's subjects in Peru. This vivid narrative illuminates the Incan view of the Spanish invaders and offers an important account of indigenous resistance, accommodation, change, and survival in the face of the European conquest. Informed by literary, historical, and anthropological scholarship, Bauer's introduction points out the hybrid elements of Titu Cusi's account, revealing how it merges native Andean and Spanish rhetorical and cultural practices.
This new English edition will interest students of Latin American history and culture and of Native American literatures."--BOOK JACKET.
Language notes Translated from the Spanish.
Other author Bauer, Ralph.
Colorado Endowment for the Humanities.
Subject Peru -- History -- Conquest, 1522-1548.
Peru -- History -- 1548-1820.
ISBN 0870818074 (hardcover) No price
087081821X (paperback) £17.99