By Waltraud Q. Morales
Compliment for the former variation: ...the author's devotion to Bolivia and hindrance for its destiny shines through...Recommended.--Choice
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But in his comfortable middle age he became 15 A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOLIVIA obsessed by reports of a mighty kingdom and legendary riches to the south and launched a late career as an explorer and conqueror. In 1524, Pizarro, in league with Diego de Almagro, led a disastrous expedition down the South American coast. On a second voyage, however, Pizarro and his men luckily intercepted a small shipment of gold and silver and other treasure from the northern Incan outpost of Tumbes on the Peruvian coast, and the booty whetted his appetite.
Therefore, the current regional initiative xxix A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOLIVIA promised to accelerate Bolivia’s future economic development overall, but especially in the less accessible and historically neglected lowland regions of the interior. In this way, the government hoped that a redefined and proactive strategy of continental regionalism would serve multiple purposes by also deflecting the internal divisiveness and traditional parochialism among the different regions of the country. Powerful regional forces within Bolivia influenced the country’s history and socioeconomic development.
His successor, Pachacútec, conquered the Chimú Empire in what is today part of Peru and fostered the development of religious centers and public works, including the magnificent Inca roads and aqueducts. Later, the eleventh Inca, Huayna Capac, extended Incan rule over the kingdom of 8 THE ANCIENT INDIAN PEOPLES Inca masons were superb engineers and craftsmen, who constructed massive buildings, walls, and waterways out of huge stones that they fit together without mortar or the help of metal tools.
A Brief History of Bolivia by Waltraud Q. Morales