CRONICA DEL PERU PEDRO CIEZA DE LEON PDF

Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, Sevilla , ). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió. Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, Sevilla, ). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió una Crónica del Perú en tres partes. The First part of the Chronicle of Peru by Pedro Cieza de León is described by the Tags: Biblioteca Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, crónica, crónica de indias, Inca .

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In this chapter I shall relate how this is.

Coming from Ayavire along the royal road, the traveller reaches Pucara which means a strong placefour leagues from Ayavire. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But they all agree that their ancestors lived in a wild state before they were subjugated by the Yncas, that they had strongholds in the mountains whence they came out to fight, and that they had many vicious customs.

Many of these stones are carved in different ways, some of them having the shape of the human body, which must have. The natives call these sheep llamas, and the males urcos.

Near it is the valley of Oyune, where they say that there is a great treasure hidden in a temple on dep summit of a snowy mountain, but it cannot be found, nor is it known where it is. The ancient Peruvians knew of gold, silver, copper, tin, and quickilver.

But as it must be got out by Indians, and as the country is too cold for Negroes, there are reasons enough why such great wealth is lost. In another, ciezaa to the westward, there are other ancient remains, among them many doorways, with their jambs, lintels, and thresholds, all of one stone.

Part one of the Chronicle of Peru, Pedro Cieza de León

The days and nights are almost equal, and the cold in this district is greater than in any other part of Peru, excepting the snowy peaks, pedroo the land is high, and comes up to the mountains. This goes on for some days, at the end of which the poorest men and women are assembled, and given what remains of the food and chlcha.

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Thus they traverse the greater part of the village, declaring, in their songs, the deeds of the dead chief, and other things concerning him. Historygeographyethnographypolitical sciencebotanyzoology.

The flocks were divided according to their colours, and if a lamb was born of a different colour from its parents, it was passed into the flock of its own colour.

I saw the ruins of great edifices 1. In the valleys on the coast, and in other warm regions, the natives sow cotton, and make their clothes from it, so that they feel no want, because the cotton cloth is suitable for their climate. The natives are rich in flocks, and they have plenty of provisions. Their flesh is the best in the woirld ; it is tender, wholesome, and savoury.

It is rumoured that some gold was found near this idol ; and all round there are more stones, large and small, all dressed and fitted like those already described.

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No trivia or quizzes lron. He was the author of two Relaciones, or reports to the government, the first addressed to the viceroy Marquis of Canete inand the second to the Count of Nieva. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For myself I fail to understand with what instruments or tools it can have been done ; for it is very certain that before these great stones could be brought to perfection and left as we see them, the tools must have been much better than those now used by the Indians.

When the drink is ready, and the sheep and lambs killed, they carry the corpse to the place where the.

Four of them are towers of finely cut masonry, with the sides of the stones dovetailing into each other. The young men, and others who most desire cronixa, assemble to hear the evangehcal doctrine preached by the friars and clergymen.

If the deceased was a great chief, they did not bury him immediately, but, before doing so, they practised superstitious vanities for some days, which I shall not describe. They know not who erected them, but have heard their forefathers say dfl all these wonderful works were completed in a single night. These people, by the permission of God, were, like all the others, deceived by the devil with the false and delusive apparitions of some people who were dead, dressed and adorned in the way their bodies had been put into the cronicaa.

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Cronica del Peru by Pedro Cieza-de-León

There are two kinds, one larger than the other. The most remarkable of these tower tombs of the Collao are at a place called Sillustani, on a promontory running out into the lake of Re, near Puno.

Before the defeat and death of the viceroy Blasco Nunez de Vela, near Quito in JanuaryGonzalo Pizarro had sent his lieutenant Carbajal to reduce fieza province of Charcas, and put down a revolt headed by Diego Centeno and Lope de Mendoza.

The editor also remained a whole day at Pucara incroinca at everything, but more than three centuries had elapsed since the visit of Cieza de Leon, and there is no longer a vestige of the ruins mentioned in the text. Of the sheep, huanacus, and vicunas, which they have in most parts of the mountains of Peru. At Tumbez he found the viceroy, who fled inland on his approach ; and Bachicao seized two vessels.

They have no other means of defending themselves, having no horns like a stag. Here were heaps of maize, dried potatoes, and other provisions, there great quantities of the best meat in the deo.

It is divided into two parts by the peninsula of Copacabana.

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It is now known as the city of Chuquisaca, or Sucre, and is the capital of the republic of Bolivia. Certainly if this land of the Collao had a deep valley like those of Xauxa or Chuquiapu, which would yield maize, it would be one of the richest in all the Indies. The neck of the llama is long and smooth. When Gonzalo Pizarro rose against the viceroy Blasco Nuiiez de Vela, he entrusted Bachicao with the formation of a navy.

CRONICA DEL PERU PEDRO CIEZA DE LEON PDF

Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, Sevilla , ). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió. Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, Sevilla, ). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió una Crónica del Perú en tres partes. The First part of the Chronicle of Peru by Pedro Cieza de León is described by the Tags: Biblioteca Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, crónica, crónica de indias, Inca .

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As a remedy may be found in this world for all evils, there has not been wanting an invention for extracting this metal, which is the strangest imaginable. The mouth forms a transverse oval, garnished with sixteen teeth. When the wind is blowing it is hard work to travel over these plains of the Collao, but when there is no wind, and the sun is shining, it is very pleasant to see the beautiful and well-peopled meadows.

It passes by the large villages of Asillo, Azangaro, and others of less importance, xronica the country is very rich both in flocks and provisions. A number of rivers, which are of considerable volume during the rainy season, flow into the lake. When Gonzalo Pizarro rose against the viceroy Blasco Nuiiez de Vela, he entrusted Bachicao with the formation of a navy.

Though his works are historical and narrate the events of the Spanish conquest pwdro Peru and the civil wars among the Spaniards, much of their importance lies in his detailed descriptions of geography, ethnography, flora and fauna. All these are buried in the same tomb with the body, into which they also put some people alive.

The roof of the hall, though it appears to be thatch, is really of stone. Of the founding of the city called of Our Lady of Peace, who was its founder, and of the road thence to the town of Plata. It is dell with a species of round cap, 1 foot 7 inches high, and 2 feet 5 inches in width.

Cronica del Peru by Pedro Cieza-de-León

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In other parts they have Mitimaes stationed to raise their maize and coca. Maria Rios is currently reading it Aug 05, Garcilasso de la Vega gives the following account of Tiahuanaco. So many people came to work the mines, drl the place appeared like a great city. The ancient Quichua for potatoe is ascu or acsu, and the same word exists in the Chinchaysuyu dialect.

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But in this new world of the Indies, as they knew nothing of letters, we are in a state of bhndness concerning many things. And while extracting such immense wealth, that the fifth of the silver, which belonged to his Majesty, came to more than one hundred and twenty thousand castellanos 2 every month, they said there was little silver, and. The southern division, called the lake of Huaqui, is 8 leagues long by 7, and is united to the greater lake by the strait of Tiquina. A small river of excellent water flows near it.

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Of the riches in Porco, and how there are large veins of silver near that town. I saw the ruins of great edifices 1. They, therefore, made certain moulds of clay, in the shape of a flower-pot in Spain, with many air- holes in all parts. The neighbouring Indians say that Tupac Ynca Yupanqui besieged the place during many days, for, before they could be conquered, the natives showed themselves to be so valorous, that they killed many people.

Of the sheep, huanacus, and vicunas, which they have in most parts of the mountains of Peru. He was the first European to describe some native Peruvian animal species and vegetables.

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The Andes bordered on these sterile tracts, a certain number of Indians with their wives should be taken from each village, and stationed to cultivate the land in the places where the chiefs directed them to settle. It may be held for certain that there is so much of this metal that if there were those to seek and extract it, they would get little less than in the province of Biscay, they get iron.

The Indians say that for the great sins of the people of those times, and because they stoned a man who was passing through the province, they were all converted into these statues.

Many Spaniards became rich in this settlement of Potosi by merely employing two or three Indian women to traffic in this fair. The sculpture of this head is very remarkable.

If the deceased was a great chief, they did not bury him immediately, but, before doing so, they practised superstitious vanities for some days, which I shall not describe. I remained a whole day at Pucara looking at everything. When I passed through these parts the corregidor was Simon Pinto, and the governor was an Indian named Gaspar, an intelligent and clever man. This description of the Collao is very accurate.

The deceased is honoured according to the quantity of this beverage that is made. The Yana-cuna were a class of Indians forced to labour as domestic servants, but with the power to choose their masters. It is said that, while the Ynca was engaged in this campaign against the Aymara nation, and being encamped amongst the ruins, a Canari Indian, serving as per chasqui or courier, arrived from Cuzco in an extraordinarily short space of time.

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Carlos Obando marked it as to-read Dec 02, They count their years from ten months to ten months, and I learnt from them that they called the year Mari, the moon or month Ales paquexe, and the day Auro. When the Yncas conquered this country, the people of these villages had large flocks of sheep. Lists with This Book.

The head is almost square, and there proceed from it several rays, amongst which four snakes crronica be discerned.

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All this water flows out in a deep river which they called the Desaguadero, and falls into the lake which, as I have already said, is called Aullagas. The Spaniards are here well supphed with provisions and with fish from the lake, as well as with plenty of fruit from the warm valleys, where they also grow a great quantity of wheat, and breed goats, cows, and other animals. In the present year a mine belonging to the captain Hernando Pizarro has been cleaned out, which was worth more than two hundred thousand pesos of gold every year, Antonio Alvarez, an inhabitant of this town, showed me, in the City of the Kings, a little ore taken from this hill of Porco, which appeared to be nearly all silver.

Thus these parts were not entirely discovered owing to the quarrels and feuds amongst the explorers, who returned to Peru. And these stones, with their doorways, are all of one single piece, so that it cannot be understood with what instruments or tools they can have been worked.

Many men, possessed of great wealth, owing to their insatiable avarice, lost it by this traffic of buying and selling, some of whom fled to Chile, Tucuman, and other parts, from fear of their debts. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: In many neighbouring hills, within the jurisdiction of this town of Plata, rich.

The people raise their crops on large islands in the lake, where they also keep their valuables, as being safer than in the villages along the roads.