×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

History of the Conquest of Peru (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas
     

History of the Conquest of Peru (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas

by William H. Prescott
 

See All Formats & Editions

This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
Peru's rich culture has long fascinated scholars, with stories of ancient civilizations and great conquerors. History of the Conquest of Peru details Pizarro's ferocious seizure of the Incas as it explores the "most brilliant passages of Spanish adventure in

Overview

This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
Peru's rich culture has long fascinated scholars, with stories of ancient civilizations and great conquerors. History of the Conquest of Peru details Pizarro's ferocious seizure of the Incas as it explores the "most brilliant passages of Spanish adventure in the New World." Published to critical praise in 1847, this book remains the starting point for all historians — professional and amateur alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411468290
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
720
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

William H. Prescott's family enjoyed distinction long before his histories made the name Prescott known worldwide. His paternal grandfather, Colonel William Prescott, had fought at Bunker Hill. His father was a lawyer of note, a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1820, and later a judge. His mother was the daughter of Thomas Hickling, a merchant by trade, who for many years was the American consul in the Azores. Prescott most likely was influenced to study Spanish history by his friendships with fellow Harvard graduates Alexander Everett, who was then U.S. Minister to the Court of Spain, and George Ticknor - a lapsed lawyer, like Prescott - who was the first professor of modern languages at Harvard College, author of the masterly three volume History of Spanish Literature (1849), and the first biographer of his old friend William Prescott.


Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews