Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru (Abridged)

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This new abridgment of both volumes of Livermore's classic translation presents those selections that comprise Garcilaso's historical narrative.  Karen Spalding's new Introduction and notes set Garcilaso in his intellectual, historical, and cultural contexts.

 
"Karen Spalding's abridgment of Livermore's translation is an excellent example of what a sourcebook for classroom use should be.  It has a wonderfully enlightening Introduction and the texts are well selected, allowing students to grasp the breath, complexity, and importance of Garcilaso's work.  This book enables teachers and professors to expose their students to a unique literary, historical, and artistic production by a mestizo who reflects on both conquest and miscegenation in early colonial Peru." --Tamar Herzog, Stanford University

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Karen Spalding is Professor of History, University of Connecticut.

Harold V. Livermore is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese, University of British Columbia.

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