Cieza de León, Pedro de, 1518-1554. The second part of the Chronicle of Peru

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Second Part Of The Chronicle Of Peru.

Chapter Iii.

Chapter Iv. Which Treats Of What The Indians Of This Kingdom Say Touching The State Of Things Before The Yncas Were Known, And How They Had Fortresses In The Hills, Whence They Came Forth To Make War One With Another.

Chapter V. Touching What These Natives Say Concerning Ticiviracocha, Of The Opinion Held By Some That An Apostle Passed Through This Land, And Of The Temple There Is In Cáchan, Also What Happened There.

Chapter Vi. How Certain Men And Women Appeared In Pacarec-tampu, And What They Relate Touching Their Proceedings After They Came Forth From There.

Chapter Vii. How The Brothers, Being In Tampu Quiru, Beheld Him Whom They Had Shut Up In The Cave By Deceit, Come Forth With Wings; And How He Told Them That He Went To Found The Great City Of Cuzco; And How They Departed From Tampu Quiru.

Chapter Viii. How Manco Capac, When He Saw That His Brothers Had Been Turned Into Stones, Went To A Valley Where He Met Some People, And How He Founded And Built The Ancient And Very Rich City Of Cuzco, Which Was The Capital Of The Whole Empire Of The Incas.

Chapter Ix. In Which Notice Is Given To The Reader Of The Reason That The Author, Leaving The Account Of The Succession Of The Kings, Prefers To Explain The Government Of The People, Their Laws, And Customs.

Chapter X. How The Lord, After He Had Assumed The Fringe Of Sovereignty, Was Married To His Sister The Coya, Which Is The Name Of The Queen, And How It Was Permitted That He Should Have Many Women, Although Among Them All The Coya Alone Was The Legitimate And Principal Wife.

Chapter Xi. How It Was The Custom Among The Incas That They Celebrated In Their Songs, And By Making Statues Of Those Who Were Valorous And Extended The Bounds Of The Empire, And Performed Any Other Deed Worthy Of Memory; While Those Who Were Negligent Or Cowardly Received Little Notice.

Chapter Xii. How They Had Chroniclers To Record Their Deeds, And Of The Quipos, What They Were, And What We See Of Them.

Chapter Xiii. How The Lords Of Peru Were Beloved On The One Hand, And Feared On The Other, By All Their Subjects; And How No One, Even A Great Lord Of Very Ancient Lineage, Could Come Into The Presence, Except With A Burden, In Token Of Great Obedience.

Chapter Xiv. How The Riches Possessed By The Kings Were Very Great, And How The Sons Of The Lord Were Ordered Always To Be In Attendance At Court.

Chapter Xv. How They Built The Edifices For The Lords, And The Royal Road Along Which To Travel Over The Kingdom.

Chapter Xvi. How And In What Manner They Made The Royal Hunts For The Lords Of Peru.

Chapter Xvii. Which Treats Of The Order Maintained By The Incas, And How In Many Places They Made The Waste Places Fertile, By The Arrangements They Made For That Purpose.

Chapter Xviii. Which Treats Of The Order They Adopted In The Payments Of Tribute By The Provinces To The Kings, And Of The System By Which The Tribute Was Regulated.

Chapter Xix. How The Kings Of Cuzco Ordered That Every Year An Account Should Be Taken Of All Persons Who Died And Were Born Throughout Their Dominions, Also How All Men Worked, And How None Could Be Poor By Reason Of The Storehouses.

Chapter Xx. How Governors Were Appointed To The Provinces, And Of The Manner In Which The Kings Visited Their Dominions, And How They Bore, For Their Arms, Certain Waving Serpents With Sticks.

Chapter Xxi. How The Posts Of The Kingdom Were Arranged.

Chapter Xxii. How The Mitimaes Were Established, And Of The Different Kinds Of Them, And How They Were Highly Esteemed By The Incas.

Chapter Xxiii. Of The Great Preparations That Were Made When The Lords Set Out From Cuzco On Warlike Expeditions; And How Robbers Were Punished.

Chapter Xxiv. How The Incas Ordered The People To Form Settled Towns, Dividing The Lands Concerning Which There Was Any Dispute, And How It Was Ordered That All Should Speak The Language Of Cuzco.

Chapter Xxv. How The Incas Were Free From The Abominable Sin, And From Other Evil Customs Which Have Been Seen To Prevail In The World, Among Other Princes.

Chapter Xxvi. How The Incas Employed Councillors And Executors Of Justice; And Of Their Method Of Reckoning Time.

Chapter Xxvii. Which Treats Of The Riches Of The Temple Of Curicancha, And Of The Veneration In Which The Incas Held It.

Chapter Xxviii. Which Treats Of The Other Principal Temples, And Of Their Names.

Chapter Xxix. How The Capacocha Was Made, And To What Extent It Was Practised By The Incas; By Which Is To Be Understood The Gifts And Offerings That Were Made To Idols.

Chapter Xxx. How They Made Great Festivities And Sacrifices At The Grand And Solemn Feast Called Hatun Raymi.

Chapter Xxxi. Of The Second King Or Inca Who Reigned In Cuzco, Named Sinchi Roca.

Chapter Xxxii. Of The Third King That Reigned In Cuzco, Named Lloque Yupanqui.

Chapter Xxxiii. Of The Fourth Inca Who Reigned At Cuzco, Named Mayta Capac, And Of What Happened During His Reign.

Chapter Xxxiv. Of The Fifth King Who Reigned At Cuzco, Named Capac Yupanqui.

Chapter Xxxv. Of The Sixth King Who Reigned In Cuzco And Of What Happened In His Time; And Of The Fable Or History They Relate Touching The River That Passes Through The Midst Of The City Of Cuzco.

Chapter Xxxvi. Of The Seventh King Or Inca Who Reigned In Cuzco, Named Inca Yupanqui.

Chapter Xxxvii. How When This Ynca Wanted To Make War In The Province Of Collao, A Certain Disturbance Arose In Cuzco; And How The Chancas Conquered The Quichuas, And Got Possession Of Their Dominions.

Chapter Xxxviii. How The Orejones Considered Who Should Be Inca, And What Passed Until Viracocha Inca Assumed The Fringe, Who Was The Eight Inca That Reigned.

Chapter Xxxix. How Viracocha Inca Threw A Stone Of Fire With A Sling At Caitomarca, And How They Made Reverence.

Chapter Xl. How A Tyrant Rose Up In Cuzco, And Of The Disturbance He Caused. Of The Chastisement Of Certain Mamaconas For Having, Contrary To Their Religion, Used Their Bodies Uncleanly; And How Viracocha Returned To Cuzco.

Chapter Xli. How Ambassadors From The Tyrants Of The Collao Came To Cuzco, And Of The Departure Of Viracocha Inca For The Collao.

Chapter Xlii. How Viracocha Inca Passed By The Provinces Of The Canches And Canas, And Marched Until He Entered The Territory Of The Collao, And Of What Happened Between Cari And Zapana.

Chapter Xliii. How Cari Returned To Chucuito; Of The Arrival Of The Inca Viracocha; And Of The Peace That Was Agreed To Between Them.

Chapter Xliv. How Inca Urco Was Received As Supreme Ruler Of The Whole Empire, And Assumed The Crown At Cuzco, And How The Chancas Determined To Come Forth And Make War On Those Of Cuzco.

Chapter Xlv. How The Chancas Arrived At The City Of Cuzco And Pitched Their Camp There, And Of The Terror Of The Inhabitants, And The Great Valour Of Inca Yupanqui.

Chapter Xlvi. How Inca Yupanqui Was Received As King, The Name Of Inca Being Taken From Inca Urco, And How The New Sovereign Made A Peace With Hastu Huaraca.

Chapter Xlvii. How Inca Yupanqui Set Out From Cuzco, Leaving Lloque Yupanqui As Governor, And Of What Happened.

Chapter Xlviii. How The Inca Returned To Vilcas, And Besieged The Rocky Fastness Where The Enemy Had Taken Refuge.

Chapter Xlix. How Inca Yupanqui Ordered Lloque Yupanqui To Proceed To The Vallcy Of Xauxa, And To Bring Under His Dominion The Huancas And The Yauyos Their Neighbours, With Other Nations In That Direction.

Chapter L. How The Captains Of The Inca Left Xauxa, And What Happened; And How Ancoallo Departed From Among Them.

Chapter Li. How The Royal House Of The Sun Was Founded On A Hill Overlooking Cuzco Towards The North, Which The Spaniards Usually Call The Fortress; And Its Wonderful Construction, And The Size Of The Stones That Are To Be Seen There.

Chapter Lii. How Inca Yupanqui Set Out From Cuzco And Marched To The Collao, And Of What Happened There.

Chapter Liii. How Inca Yupanqui Set Out From Cuzco, And What He Did.

Chapter Liv. How The Inca Yupanqui, Having Grown Very Old, Resigned The Government Of The Kingdom To Tupac Inca, His Son.

Chapter Lv. How The Collas Asked For Peace, And How The Inca Granted It And Returned To Cuzco.

Chapter Lvi. How Tupac Inca Yupanqui Set Out From Cuzco, And How He Conquered All The Country From Thence To Quito, And Touching His Great Deeds.

Chapter Lvii. How The Inca Sent From Quito To Know Whether His Commands Had Been Obeyed, And How, Leaving That Province In Good Order, He Set Out To Go To The Valleys Of The Yuncas.

Chapter Lviii. How Tupac Inca Yupanqui Marched By The Coast Valleys, And How All The Yuncas Came Under His Dominion.

Chapter Lix. How Tupac Inca Again Set Out From Cuzco, And Of The Fierce War He Waged With Those Of Huarco; And How, After He Had Conquered Them, He Returned To Cuzco.

Chapter Lx. How Tupac Inca Once More Set Out From Cuzco, And How He Went To The Collao, And From Thence To Chile, Subjugating The Nations In That Direction, And Of His Death.

Chapter Lxi. How Huayna Ccapac Reigned In Cuzco, Who Was The Twelfth King Inca.

Chapter Lxii. How Huayna Capac Departed From Cuzco, And What He Did.

Chapter Lxiii. How Huayna Capac Again Ordered That An Army Should Be Assembled, And How He Set Out For Quito.

Chapter Lxiv. How Huayna Capac Entered The Country Of Bracamoros, And Returned Flying, And Of The Other Events That Happened Until He Arrived At Quito.

Chapter Lxv. How Huayna Capac Marched Through The Coast Valleys, And What He Did.

Chapter Lxvi. How, When Huayna Capac Was About To March From Quito, He Sent Forward Certain Of His Captains, Who Returned Flying Before The Enemy, And What He Did In Consequence.

Chapter Lxvii. How Huayna Capac Assembled All His Power, Gave Battle To His Enemies, And Defeated Them; And Of The Great Cruelty With Which He Treated Them.

Chapter Lxviii. How The King Huayna Capac Returned To Quito, And How He Knew Of The Arrival Of Spaniards On The Coast, And Of His Death.

Chapter Lxix. Of The Lineage And Character Of Huascar And Atahualpa.

Chapter Lxx. How Huascar Was Acknowledged As King In Cuzco, After The Death Of His Father.

Chapter Lxxi. How The Differences Between Huascar And Atahualpa Began, And How Great Battles Were Fought Between Them.

Chapter Lxxii. How Atahualpa Set Out From Quito With His Army And Captains, And How He Gave Battle To Atoc In The Villages Of Ambato.

Chapter Lxxiii. How Huascar Sent New Captains And Troops Against His Enemy, And How Atahualpa Arrived At Tumebamba, Where He Perpetrated Great Cruelties; Also What Happened Between Him And The Captains Of Huascar.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The second part of the Chronicle of Peru

Published By: Original publisher London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society. 1883. xv, 247 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Pedro de Cieza de León ; translated and edited, with notes and introduction, by Clements R. Markham

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Inka (SE13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Reviews and critiques (114); Traditional history (173); Territorial hierarchy (631); Provinces (635); Chief executive (643); Taxation and public income (651); Peacemaking (728); Humanistic studies (814);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source continues the work of Cieza de León (see 2: Cieza de León, this file) and has as its main emphasis the traditional history of the Inka Empire. It incidentally treats the main features of Inka governmental and social structure, marriage, social organization, war, the mitimaes system, and economy.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. se13-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: The first part of the Chronicle forms no. 33 of the works of the Hakluyt Society Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1541-1550

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O' Leary ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1200-1600

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Incas


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