An epic story of conquest, greed, bloodshed, and infighting. John Hemming combines rigorous historical research with a great narrative style, and he explains how the Spaniards under conquistador Francisco Pizarro managed to conquer Peru, then controlled by the Incan Empire. In addition to that, Hemming covers the difficult process of integration and the resistance following the conquest, the social impact of the conquest, or a background to understand how the conquest happened.
- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books; First edition (April 28, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0156028263
- ISBN-13: 978-0156028264
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.3 x 8 inches