Spanish Contact—Pizarro Conquers the Inca
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
In one of history’s most unusual incidents, the Inca empire was defeated by a Spanish force of 168 men. Study the events surrounding the capture and demise of Atahualpa—the last true Inca ruler—the destructive conquest by Francisco Pizarro, and the following struggle within the empire against Spanish rule.