The Spanish Conquerors (volume 2); A Chronicle Of The Dawn Of Empire Overseas by Irving Berdine Richman

The Spanish Conquerors (volume 2); A Chronicle Of The Dawn Of Empire Overseas

byIrving Berdine Richman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI PIZARRO AND THE INCAS He that has partners has masters.--Pope Sixtut V. In the same year in which Cortes started for Honduras, Francisco Pizarro set out for the Biru country of Andagoya. Under Balboa, on the shores of the Gulf of San Miguel, he had heard of Biru as the gateway to a country far to the south where the people were rich and used ships and beasts of burden; and later, under Morales, he had paid in this quarter a hasty and bloody visit. Pizarro, native of Trujillo in Estremadura, -- tall, shapely, sedate -- was at this time about fiftythree years old. He undoubtedly was ambitious but he certainly was not inspired. His strength lay not in initiative but in dogged persistence and endurance. His conquest of Peru was in certain respects heroic, but it was not original. His plans, so to speak, were borrowed ready finished from Cortes. Pizarro had three coadjutors or partners: Diego de Almagro, an old friend and fellow rancher in the Isthmus; Fernando de Luque, vicar of Panama; and Pedrarias Davila, the Governor. To the requirements of military command Pizarro was equal; but Almagro was needed to superintend the dispatch of supplies, and Luque to play softly the part of intercessor with Pedrarias. None of the triumvirate was young in years; but none had as yet won a fortune, and, as Sir Arthur Helps sagely remarks, the disappointed are ever young. Young in this sense, and withal energetic, Pizarro, Almagro, and Luque certainly were, for between mid-November in 1524 and the end of the year 1528 they succeeded in demonstrating both the actuality and attainability of that Golden Peru which had been the objective of Balboa. In accomplishing this, however, never perhaps did men suffer more. Starting from Panama with one vessel, some eighty me...

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Title:The Spanish Conquerors (volume 2); A Chronicle Of The Dawn Of Empire OverseasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217106609

ISBN - 13:9780217106603

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