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Titu Cusi

Titu Cusi

A 16th Century Account of the Conquest

ISBN 9780674019737

Publication date: 01/30/2006

First written in 1570, this work now published for the first time in modern Spanish with an English translation sheds light on the Inqa (Inca) world. The writing of the Instrucción followed more than a decade of negotiations and skirmishes between Inqa rebels and Spanish officials who were receiving their orders from Spain to find a diplomatic, or alternatively violent, solution to integrate these independently governed territories under Spanish colonial rule.


  • Nicole Delia Legnani is an independent scholar.
  • Frank Salomon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • José Antonio Mazzotti is Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures, Tufts University.

Book Details

  • 236 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
  • Adapted by Nicole Delia Legnani
  • Prologue by Frank Salomon
  • Foreword by José Antonio Mazzotti