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Cieza de León
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Pedro de Cieza de León,
Parte primera de la chronica del Peru.

Martin de Montesdoca, 1553.

An accomplished autodidact, Cieza went to Peru just after the conquests to seek his fortune. While there, he became an acute recorder of a rapidly passing Inca culture. Coming from a richly ceremonial and politicized society, he was sensitive to manifestations of Inca ceremony and politics. He contrasted the sophisticated world of the Incas with that of outlying indigenous groups and interrogated natives in an attempt to learn about their beliefs and traditions.

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