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The Incas / Edition 1
     

The Incas / Edition 1

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by Terence N. D'Altroy
 

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ISBN-10: 1405116765

ISBN-13: 9781405116763

Pub. Date: 09/15/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains its extraordinary progress from a remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors.

  • A bold new

Overview

The great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains its extraordinary progress from a remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors.

  • A bold new history by the world's leading expert on Incan civilization.
  • Covers the entire Andean region, five countries and ten million people.
  • Heavily illustrated with maps, figures, and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405116763
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Peoples of America Series , #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Plates.

List of Tables.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. The Land and its People.

3. The Incas before the Empire.

4. The Rise of the Empire: Narrative Visions.

5. The Politics of Blood in Cuzco.

6. The Heartland of the Empire.

7. Inca Ideology: Powers of the Sky and Earth, Past and Present.

8. Family, Community, and Class.

9. Militarism.

10. Provincial Rule.

11. Farmers, Herders, and Storehouses.

12. Artisans and Artistry.

13. Invasion and Aftermath.

Glossary.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

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The Incas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
The Incas is a very detailed and enlightening view into the world of the Incas. The book is well researched and and appropriate for anyone looking to go beyond the tales of Machu Picchu and the Spanish Conquest. D'Altroy uses a wealth of resources to detail the lives and existence of the Incas - day-to-day living, military and family structures, economy, etc. The writing is comfortable enough for even the non-academic. Highly recommended.