Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, Sevilla , ). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió. Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, Sevilla, ). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió una Crónica del Perú en tres partes. The First part of the Chronicle of Peru by Pedro Cieza de León is described by the Tags: Biblioteca Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, crónica, crónica de indias, Inca .
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sara added it Dec 16, Both men and women are clothed in woollen dresses. The llama stands as high as a deer of Spain, but no animal does it resemble more than a camel without a hump, and a third part of the size. The distance from Pucara to Hatun-colla is fifteen leagues, and on the road there are some villages, such as Nicasio, Juliaca, and others.
Amongst other accounts, which he and others have sent me from my native laud, he says the following respecting these great edifices of Tiahuanaco.
The climate of Potosi is healthy, especially for the Indians, for few or none fall ill there. Beyond these villages is Huaqui, where there were buildings of the Yncas, one of which is now a church, where the children may hear the Christian doctrine at the proper hours. After they are dried they call these potatoes chunus, and they are highly esteemed and valued among them.
The Indians say that for the great sins of the people of those times, and because they stoned a man who was passing through the province, they were all converted into these statues. Seeing that all these things are hidden from us, we may well say.
They have another kind of food called oca, 2 which is also profitable, but not ppedro much so as a seed which they also raise, called qidnua, 3 a small grain like rice. The natives are rich in flocks, and they have plenty of provisions. The things which to my mind are most worthy of notice in the Collao, are the tombs of the dead. See Prescott’s Peru, i, p. It appears from what the Indians now say that, in the times when the Kings Yncas governed cronicz kingdom of Peru, they obtained a great quantity of silver from some parts of this province of Charcas, and Indians were stationed there, who gave the metal to the overseers or their deputies.
They are especially met with in this kingdom and in the government of Chile, as well as in some parts of the province of the Rio de la Plata. Carlos Obando marked it as to-read Dec 02, The principal chiefs of this country go about with a large retinue, and, when cizea travel, they are carried in litters, and treated with great.
On each side of this figure there are a number of small squares on the cornice, in three rows, each containing a human figure in profile with a walking-stick in the hand. There was also a temple of the sun, with many Mama-cunas and priests for its service, and a great quantity of Mitimaes and soldiers to watch the frontier, and to prevent any tyrant from rising against him whom they held as sovereign lord.
But in Potosi, although this plan has been tried, deo has never succeeded. Fe heads are large, like those of Spanish sheep. Along the western shore there are acres of tall rushes.
The temple, on the island of Titicaca, was one of the most ;edro in Peru, and the ruins are still in a good ledro of preservation.
There are fine churches in these villages founded by the reverend father friar Tomas de San Martin, principal of the Dominicans.
They are cronlca all colours, like the horses of Spain, when domesticated, but the wild kind, called huanacus, have only one colour, which is a washed-out chestnut. All the above is from Pedro de Cieza de Leon, in his th chapter ; to which I propose to add some further particular obtained from a schoolfellow of mine, a priest named Diego de Alcobasa who I may call my brother, for we were born in the same house, and his father brought me up.
In this chapter I shall relate how this is. The treasure that was found in those times was a wonderful thing.
They have certain romances or songs in which they preserve the memory of their deeds, and prevent their being forgotten, although they have no letters. Eleven leagues beyond Sicasica is the village of Caracollo, which is built in a certain plain near the great province of Paria, which was highly esteemed by.
Ivan rated it it was ok Oct 21, Having interred the deceased in this manner, they all return to the house whence they had taken the body, and there eat the food and drink the chicha, coming out from time to time to dance mournful dances in the appointed places near the house.
Near the wall there are many holes and hollow places in the ground. It is divided into two parts by the peninsula of Copacabana. The region which they call Collao appears to me to be the largest province in all Peru, and the most populous. In the centre of the province leno is the largest and broadest lake that has been found in the Indies, near which are most of the villages ddl the Collao.
The natives of this province of Paria are clothed like all the rest and they wear, as an ornamental head-dress, a small woollen cap.