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The Resource The last conquistador : Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the conquest of the Incas, Stuart Stirling, (electronic resource)

The last conquistador : Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the conquest of the Incas, Stuart Stirling, (electronic resource)

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The last conquistador : Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the conquest of the Incas
Title
The last conquistador
Title remainder
Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the conquest of the Incas
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Stirling
Title variation
Mansio Serra de Leguizamón and the conquest of the Incas
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Language
eng
Summary
The Inca civilization of Peru was one of the gratest of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. Famous for their massive temples and fortresses built from huge blocks of stone and decorated with sheets of pure gold, the Incas also developed a system of government, capable of holding a vast area of territory together, and an extensive system of roads, connecting administrative centres, which acted as a means of colonization. Their religion of human sacrifice, worshipping Inti, the Sun God, was forcibly imposed throughout the empire. The population in 1500 numbered between six and seven million, but in the 1530s the Spanish, led by conquistador Pizarro, arrived in Peru. In their search for gold they devastated the Inca culture, destroying its treasures, killing its leaders and bringing to an end the infrastructure of its empire. By the 1570s, native American control in Peru had been completely lost and the civilization was no more. With Pizarro came Mansio Serra de Leguizamon, who became the last of the Spanish conquistadors to die. This book tells his story. After crossing the Atlantic when still in his teens, he played a central part in the conquest of the Incas, survived imprisonment and torture, took an Inca princess as his lover, abandoned his wife for the gaming tables of Lima, and spent the rest of his life in Peru. He died at the age of 78, leaving a famous apology for the conquest in his will. This book takes this document as its starting point, weaving a tale of the vicious subjugation of the Inca civilization
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Midwest
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Stirling, Stuart
Dewey number
985.02092
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Serra de Leguizamón, Mansio
  • Electronic books
  • Peru
  • Conquerors
  • Incas
  • Conquerors
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adult
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The last conquistador : Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the conquest of the Incas, Stuart Stirling, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MWT14985999
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780750952842
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT14985999
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remote
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14985999
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The last conquistador : Mansio Serra de Lequizamón and the conquest of the Incas, Stuart Stirling, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14985999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780750952842
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14985999
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14985999
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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