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Spanish Contact—Pizarro Conquers the Inca

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

Spanish Contact—Pizarro Conquers the Inca

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.

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b********m
May 27, 2017

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j********m
December 9, 2015
I've bumped into this story a couple times before, but after studying the other side of the conflict in this course it does have a somewhat different resonance this time. The clash between the Old and New Worlds is well illustrated here in a lecture we have been building up to for a long time.

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