Paul M. Kochis
I am a lawyer and investment manager who has written a two volume saga entitled “God, Glory and Gold: Journey to the Conquest of the Incas”. The books time span is from the mid-15th to the mid-16th Centuries that traces the rise of the Inca Empire and the kingdom of Castile, the discovery and settlement of the New World and Francisco Pizarro’s epic adventure and conflict with the vast Inca nation.The books place the Conquest and the actions of the Conquistadors in the context of the economics and the politics of the transformation of Western culture and religion triggered by the New World discoveries. In addition to a focus on the human foibles of the Pizarro brothers and their entrepreneurial comrades or rivals in the New World, a reader can follow the struggles of Queen Isabella, H.R.E Charles V and the Catholic Popes brought on by the immense riches flowing from Peru as well as the changes in the political dynamics of the great powers in Western Europe.
From my website
December 13, 540 years ago, King Enrique IV of Castile died at the age of 49, ending a tortuous 19 year reign and tormented personal life. When he ascended to the throne, his grasp of power was weak. In Volume One of this book, I explained as follows: “His power…
Inca Pachecutec was not, as you probably know, the first Sapa Inca but he was the Inca who launched the Inca nation into its incredible upward arc to dominance in South America that lasted a little more than a century. He ruled from approximately 1438 to 1471, a time when…