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A History of Peru (Paperback) Loot Price: R529
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A History of Peru (Paperback): Clements Robert Markham

A History of Peru (Paperback)

Clements Robert Markham

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: either side of the equator. In the northern section of the coast valleys, a distinct race of people was established under the dominion ot the Chimu, developing an independent civilization. All these nationalities were eventually absorbed in the empire of the Incas. It will, therefore, be the most convenient plan to notice the traditions of the rise and progress of Inca power; and such knowledge as we possess of the other races can be passed in review as they in turn succumbed to the absorbing or conquering forces of the Incas. First, however, it will conduce to a clearer comprehension of the history, if we consider the character and extent of Inca civilization. In the valley of the Vilcainayu, to the south of Cuzco, there was a place called "Paccari-tampu," or "Tampu-tocco," the one name meaning "the abode of dawn," and the other "'the abode with windows or apertures." It is related that four brothers, with their four sisters, came forth from the apertures of the dawn, and that they were children of the Sun. They advanced northward. One was scaled up in a cave by reason of the jealousy of his brethren. Another was turned into stone on a hill called Huanacauri which became one of the most sacred spots in Inca mythology. Manco Capac, the surviving brother, with his sister wife Mama Ocllo Huaco, and his son Sinchi Rocca, advanced to Cuzco and established the seat of his government there. The place was already occupied by the Allcovisa tribe, but the Incas and Allcovisas appear to have divided the land, and to have lived peaceably, side by side, for four generations. Manco Capac and his two immediate successors, Sinchi Rocca and Lloqui Yupanqui were fully occupied in consolidating the small dominion around Cuzco, andin establishing their kindred on the newly acquired lands. Unde...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Clements Robert Markham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 262
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16185-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-16185-5
Barcode: 9780217161855

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