By Titu Cusi Yupanqui, Ralph Bauer
To be had in English for the 1st time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 via Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui—the penultimate ruler of the Inca dynasty—to a Spanish missionary and transcribed by way of Titu Cusi's mestizo secretary.
Titu Cusi tells of his father's maltreatment by the hands of the Spaniards; his father's resulting army campaigns, withdrawal and homicide; and his personal succession as ruler. This bright narrative illuminates the Incan view of the Spanish invaders and gives a huge account of local peoples' resistance, lodging, swap, and survival within the face of the Spanish conquest.
Ralph Bauer's striking translation, annotations, and advent provide serious context and historical past for an entire knowing of Titu Cusi's occasions and the importance of his phrases. Co-winner of the 2005 Colorado Endowment for the arts booklet Prize.