A THREE-CENTURY JOURNEY: The Lost Manuscript of the History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

González, Soledad

Keywords: Manuscripts, Andean chronicles, history of books, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa


The History of the Incas is a chronicle written in Cusco, Peru, at the end of the sixteenth century, by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. It was never published in the colonial period and its only manuscript was lost for three hundred years. At the end of the nineteenth century, the manuscript was found in Göttingen, Prussia. This research note is about a missing manuscript and its unexpected discovery. Moreover, it is about the long and uncharted journey of the History in its multiple lives through Peru, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany.

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Título de la Revista: The Americas. A Quarterly Review of Latin American History
Editorial: Cambridge University Press
Idioma: English
Notas: ISI