Tupac Amaru Rebellion – a Kirkus Review

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion‘s first review is out. Kirkus Reviews notes that, while most studies of the Tupac Amaru rebellion are either in Spanish or outdated, Walker’s

straightforward account looks beyond the death of the rebel leader, on May 18, 1781, barely seven months after the start of the uprising, to the subsequent and bloodier foment led by his cousin Diego Cristobal and others during the next year.  Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui Noguera (1738–1781) descended from the royal line near Cuzco; his forebear and namesake, Tupac Amaru, was executed by the conquering Spanish in 1572. His royal ancestry proved a galvanizing force to his leadership among the Quechua people, who believed that another Incan chief was destined to reappear.

Read the review at Kirkus Reviews.


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