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By John Hemming
Winner of the Christopher Award
"Distinguished by means of a unprecedented empathy, a sense of one's method into the minds of the 16th-century Spaniards and Indians ... A provocative book." -The long island Times
Praised because the best account of the annihilation of the Incan empire considering that W.H. Prescott's background of the Conquest of Peru, this compelling, authoritative account gets rid of the Incas from the area of prehistory and legend and exhibits the truth in their fight opposed to the Spanish invasion. Drawing on rediscovered resources and a firsthand wisdom of the Incan terrain, Hemming vividly describes postconquest Peru and the mixing of the Incas into the Spanish society, refuting many misconceptions concerning the decline of the Incan empire.
With maps, line drawings, and 24 pages of photography
John Hemming has written commonly for either renowned and educational audiences approximately South American heritage. A author, explorer, and anthropologist, he's a member of the Royal Geographic Society and has traveled widely in all continents, crossing the Sahara and Syrian deserts and collaborating in a huge exploration of a formerly unknown a part of Brazil.
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Now we shall say a few words about the superstitions of the Swedes. . 11 the viking age: a reade r 30. As Nortmannia is the farthest country of the world, so we properly place consideration of it in the last part of the book. By moderns it is called Norway. Of its location and extent we made some mention earlier in connection with Sweden, but this in particular must now be said, that in its length that land extends into the farthest northern zone, whence also it takes its name. It begins with towering crags at the sea commonly called the Baltic; then with its main ridge bent toward the north after following the course of the shore line of a raging ocean, it finally has its bounds in the Rhiphaean Mountains, where the tired world also comes to an end.
In those same mountains there are such large numbers of big game 12 one: the scandinavian home lands that the greatest part of the country subsists only on the beasts of the forest. Aurochs, buffalo, and elk are taken there as in Sweden. Bison, furthermore, are caught in Slavia and Russia. Only in Norway, however, are there black fox and hares, white martens and bears of the same color who live under water like aurochs. And since much else may there be seen that is entirely different and strange to our people, we leave it and other things to be more fully described by the inhabitants of that land.
31. In many places in Norway and Sweden cattle herdsmen are even men of the highest station, living in the manner of patriarchs and by the work of their own hands. All, indeed, who live in Norway are thoroughly Christian, except those who are removed beyond the arctic tract along the ocean. These people, it is said, are to this day so superior in the magic arts or incantations that they profess to know what every one is doing the world over. Then they also draw great sea monsters to shore with a powerful mumbling of words and do much else of which one reads in the Scriptures about magicians.
The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming