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Doña Francisca Pizarro: Una ilustre mestiza 1534-1598. 3rd edition

by María Rostworowski

Francisca Pizarro was born in 1534 in Jauja and died in Spain in 1598. She was the daughter of conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Inés Huaylas, herself the daughter of Inca Huayna Cápac. Francisca's father and uncles died during the turbulence of establishing Spanish government in the Andes. As part of the Spanish Crown's stragegy to keep the Pizarros away from Peru, the young mestiza was taken to Spain, where she had a life worthy of a novel. This work by Rostworowski recreates, based on strong documentary foundations, the vicissitudes of that "first mestiza." Using the biography genre, the author introduces the readers to the lives of other key characters of the conquest of Peru, and to the lives of many anonymous Andean women whose histories had been forgotten. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Lima), 2011. 178 pp. ISBN: 978-9972-51-090-8.

$18.00 (shipping included). Order code IE003.