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History of the Conquest of Peru

By Prescott, William Hickling

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Title: History of the Conquest of Peru  
Author: Prescott, William Hickling
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Prescott, W. H. (n.d.). History of the Conquest of Peru. Retrieved from http://netlibrary.net/


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Introduction: Of the numerous nations which occupied the great American continent at the time of its discovery by the Europeans, the two most advanced in power and refinement were undoubtedly those of Mexico and Peru. But, though resembling one another in extent of civilization, they differed widely as to the nature of it; and the philosophical student of his species may feel a natural curiosity to trace the different steps by which these two nations strove to emerge from the state of barbarism, and place themselves on a higher point in the scale of humanity. In a former work I have endeavored to exhibit the institutions and character of the ancient Mexicans, and the story of their conquest by the Spaniards. The present will be devoted to the Peruvians; and, if their history shall be found to present less strange anomalies and striking contrasts than that of the Aztecs, it may interest us quite as much by the pleasing picture it offers of a well?regulated government and sober habits of industry under the patriarchal sway of the Incas.

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