Empire by Franchise
This chapter examines the history of the empire of Spanish Peru. It discusses the war between Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Inka ruler Atawallpa, the conquistadors' objective of enriching themselves with the treasures of the Inkas and the role of Christianity in providing a powerful moral justification for empire. It also describes the experiences of other conquistadors including Hernan Cortes and Vasco Nuñez de Balbo and suggests that Spain's imperial project sprang from the Iberian experience of Muslim rule and centuries of warfare.
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