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William H. Prescott (1796–1859)

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Image credit: William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) (Brady-Handy Photographs, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-03537) (cropped)

Tekijän teokset

Meksikon valloitus (1843) 779 kappaletta
History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) 522 kappaletta
World of the Incas (1777) 53 kappaletta
The world of the Aztecs (1970) 45 kappaletta
The Portable Prescott (1963) 44 kappaletta
The Conquest of Peru (Partly Abridged and Revised) (1961) — Original author — 11 kappaletta
The Art of War in Spain (1995) 10 kappaletta
Literary memoranda (1961) 6 kappaletta
La conquista del Perù (2001) 4 kappaletta
Papers 4 kappaletta
Meksikon valloitus 3 kappaletta
Columbus and the Crowns (1991) 3 kappaletta
Podbój Peru 1 kappale
Peru volume II 1 kappale
Peru volume I 1 kappale
Peru (2 Volume) (1898) 1 kappale
Ah, Wilderness 1 kappale
Osvojitev Mehike 1 kappale
The Art of Love 1 kappale
Metamorphoses 1 kappale

Associated Works

Men at war : the best war stories of all time (1942) — Avustaja — 286 kappaletta
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Avustaja, eräät painokset25 kappaletta

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The Conquest of Peru, by William H. Prescott, was written in the mid 1800's and so is written in the language of the time. Much more expressive (flowery?) than a story told today. It is also very thin on how the native peoples were treated during and immediately after the conquest period covered in this book, although that is to be expected considering (1) what the focus of the book was/is - the conquest itself, and (2) the lack of importance that was put on the plight of native peoples at the time. That being said, the story of the Conquest of Peru seems to be taken from source materials such as letters, diaries, and official documents. These accounts give us an appreciation of the conditions the conquistadors lived through to accomplish what they did. I was never bored as the descriptions of the individuals are three dimensional and colorful.
The book actually starts out with a wonderful framework of how the Incan Empire worked. The tiered hierarchy of life in Peru before the advent of the Spanish. As I read the accounts of daily life of these people, from the lowest worker to the highest ranking Inca, I watched several documentaries on the subject. I had thought that, perhaps, the information Prescott worked with had radically changed over the many decades of archeological studies. It has not. There has been some "filling in the blanks" as to daily life, but, the basic framework of life is the same as when Prescott was alive. Most probably this information also came from the same sources I previously alluded to: letters, diaries, and official documents. As it was, prior to moving in to fully conquer the Incas, Pizarro and his ilk made peaceful expeditionary explorations to learn the lay of the land.
All in all, I defiantly am happy to have read this book. It was from my dad's library which I inherited after he died.
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PallanDavid | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 16, 2023 |
the actual volume in this library is published in the early 1900's by L.Burt Company... Hard cover.
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oid_mru | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2022 |
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