Pedro de Cieza de Leon. Chronicle of Peru. Part one

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"Chronicle of Peru" or "Peruvian Chronicle" (Spanish. Parte Primera de la Crónica del Perú) - the fundamental work on the history and geography of the Americas of the XVI century. The author - a Spanish historian Pedro de Cieza de Leon. For the first time "The first part," it was published in 1553.

The book describes the sets of Indian ethnic groups and their languages, including shows of pre-Columbian history of America. Information from the Chronicle of Peru has become an important source for the history of the Inca Empire for most of the later historians, who often do not indicate the source - in particular, this applies to manuscripts published posthumously in 1554 (Blas Valera, José de Acosta, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Antonio de Herrera). The book was first reported Nazca Lines and grandiose buildings of Tiwanaku and pre-Inca archaeological sites pores located in the provinces of Chimu, Guamachuko, Chachapoyas, stakes, etc.; as well as a number of cities: Cuzco, huchuy qosqo, Pachacamac, Ilo, pasta and many others.

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per. Spanish - A.Skromnitsky, 2008-2010


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