This is a truly innovative book that tells us the life of Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, within the framework of a more realistic approach of the conquest, which does not simply list the deeds of the victorious but narrates its miseries and does remember the sad fate of the defeated.
Esteban Mira Caballos, author of an extensive research on the conquest, studies the life and personality of Francisco Pizarro, rescuing him from a biased literature that either raises him as a hero or denigrates him as a tyrant. At the same time, Esteban describes the Gesta that allowed him to conquer the Inca Empire of Tahuantinsuyu against a small resistance, and how ambition for power and greed for gold led to bloody clashes between the victorious.
Esteban Mira Caballos was born in Carmona (Seville), although he has lived in Extremadura since 1994. He has a PhD in American History from the Universidad de Sevilla, he is a corresponding foreign member of the Dominican Academy of History (2004) and the Chilean Institute of Genealogical Research (2012). His research focusses on the relations between Spain and America in the 16th century, as it can be stated in the publication of twenty-two books as well as more than a hundred collaborations in collective works, conferences and research journals in Spain, Germany, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, America, and Chile.
A new approach on the conquest of Peru.
A charismatic individual, with intricate origins and a personality worthy of studying.