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    Description"A superb work of narrative history" - Antonia Fraser. On 25 September 1513, a force of weary Spanish explorers cut through the forests of Panama and were confronted with an ocean: the Mar del Sur, or the Pacific Ocean. Six years later, the Spaniards had established the town of Panama as a base from which to explore and exploit this unknown sea. It was the threshold of a vast expansion. From the first small band of Spanish adventurers to enter the mighty Inca empire, to the execution of the last Inca forty years later, "The Conquest of the Incas" is a story of bloodshed, infamy, rebellion and extermination, told as convincingly as if it happened yesterday. "It is a delight to praise a book of this quality which combines careful scholarship with sparkling narrative skill" - Philip Magnus, "Sunday Times". "A superbly vivid history" - "The Times".

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    Conquest of the Incas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Hemming
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 653 g
    ISBN 13: 9780330427302
    ISBN 10: 033042730X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JFSL9
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: F3442
    DC22: 985.02
    BIC subject category V2: 1KL
    Thema V1.0: NHK, JBSL11
    Illustrations note
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    06 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Hemming was Director of the Royal Geographical Society in London from 1975 to 1996. and is the author of fourteen books. On publication, The Conquest of the Incas won the Robert Pitman Literary Prize and the Christopher Medal in New York.
    Review quote
    "'A superb work of narrative history' Antonia Fraser; 'It is a delight to praise a book of this quality which combines careful scholarship with sparkling narrative skill' Philip Magnus, Sunday Times; 'A superbly vivid history' The Times"