Historia general del Perú, del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

This work, also known as Segunda parte de los Comentarios reales (Second part of the Comentarios Reales), was announced in the introduction of the translation of Diálogos de amor in 1586. Although the chronicle work of the Inca was conceived as a unit, this second part was printed separately, as Historia general due to a decision of the editors.

The  Historia general del Perú includes forty years (1532-1572): the conquest of Peru, the memory of his father the conqueror, the deplorable civil wars between the Spanish conquerors, and the end of the Inca royal lineage. Many scholars believe that this part if less original than the first part, because the Inca writes his narrations from the texts of other chroniclers. Nevertheless, it should be noted from the comments that the author makes of his sources, that he builds an authority of himself, on the one hand, and recreates his father’s figure as a model with all the virtues of the paradigmatic Incas, on the other.

Libros de Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
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