Francisco Pizarro and His Brothers: The Illusion of Power in Sixteenth-Century Peru

Francisco Pizarro and His Brothers: The Illusion of Power in Sixteenth-Century Peru

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Overview

In Francisco Pizarro and His Brothers, Rafael Varón Gabai breaks fresh ground in his reconstruction of the Pizarros’ conquest as a new form of business enterprise, built up by Francisco Pizarro both to conduct government and to manage his family’s exploitation of Peru.

The private nature of the Pizarro enterprise, together with the public political support it received at first from the Spanish Crown, allowed Pizarro to build an organization of several hundred people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806128337
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Rafael Varen Gabai has taught Latin American history in England, the United States, and Peru and presently is researcher at the Institute for Peruvian Studies in Lima. He is the author of a book and numerous articles on sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Andean history and ethno-history.

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