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Reports on the Discovery of Peru by Clements R. Markham
  

Reports on the Discovery of Peru

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series Series
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Reports on the Discovery of Peru by Clements R. Markham

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. In this 1872 volume, Clements R. Markham, Honorary Secretary of the Society from 1858 to 1887, and then its President for twenty years, translated and edited four accounts of the Spanish conquest of Peru, written by eye-witnesses including Francisco Pizarro's secretary and his brother Hernando. The narratives include the events surrounding the downfall of the Inca empire; the final document is a notary's account of the distribution of the gold and silver which the Incas paid to the Spaniards as ransom for their ruler.

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Publication date

4th December 2009

Author

Clements R. Markham

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Format

Paperback
172 pages

Categories

Historical geography
Geographical discovery & exploration
History of the Americas
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

ISBN

9781108010610

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