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Title Parte Primera De la Chronica del Peru. Que tracta la Demarcacion de sus Prouincias: la Descripcion Dellas. Las Fundaciones de las Nueuas Ciudades. Los Ritos y Costumbres delos Indios. Y Otras Cosas Estranas Dignas de ser Sabidas
Reference 983.g.18
Library The British Library
Date 1553
Author(s) de Cieza de Leon, Pedro
Place of Publication Seville
Description Pedro De Cieza de Leon (a soldier) arrived in South America in 1534 and documented the many years he spent travelling the territories we now know as Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. He wrote four parts of this 'Chronicle of Peru', of which only the first part (this being the first part) was published during his lifetime. This document is considered to be one of the key texts on Andean culture, partly because it is so rich, and partly because of the sympathy the author had with the indigenous people during the conquest.
Document Type Printed Book
Language Spanish
Primary Commodity Silver and Gold
Theme Exploration and Discovery; Politics and Empire
Keywords flora and fauna, climate, indigenous peoples, manners and customs, colony, labour, mining, slaves
Region South America, Europe
Places Peru; Colombia; Bolivia; Ecuador; Spain
Copyright The British Library Board. All rights reserved. Licence no: 5386