History of the Conquest of Peru by the Spaniards (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from History of the Conquest of Peru by the Spaniards The empire of Peru, when the Spaniards invaded it, possessed an extent of territories so vast as to excite wonder and surprise. It stretched no less than fifteen hundred miles from north to south along the Pacific Ocean. In the infancy of its state these regions shared the fate of the other countries in the New World. Con, verted into numerous and wandering tribes of rude savages, and strangers to the most simple operations of industry, the first in habitants, according to the accounts received, must have been among the most uncivilized people of America. They used to roam in a state of nudity amidst the thickets and impervious woods which covered the land, resembling, in their manner of life, more the members of the brute creation, than rational beings belonging to the human species. They were totally unacquainted with the use of the products of the country farther than the satisfying of present want; nor had they the most remote idea of the principles of right and wrong. The enjoyment of animal life was the boundary of their thoughts, and to procure food the utmost limit of their desires. In this deplorable state, they con tinned for many ages nor did the constant suffering, and extra ordinary deprivation to which they were subjected, ever awaken a thought or excite a wish towards the improvement of their lot. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 210 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 286g
- 07 Mar 2018
- Forgotten Books
- Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white