Fortifications of the Incas: 1200-1531

Fortifications of the Incas: 1200-1531

by H. W. Kaufmann, Adam Hook
     
 

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The greatest period of Inca expansion occurred during the reigns of Pachacuti (1438–71), Tupa Inca (1471–93), and Huayna Capac (1493–1527). From the mountain stronghold of Cuzco, they subjugated the surrounding kingdoms and territories, absorbing their civilizations and their peoples. By 1525, they dominated much of the west of the continent, relying… See more details below

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The greatest period of Inca expansion occurred during the reigns of Pachacuti (1438–71), Tupa Inca (1471–93), and Huayna Capac (1493–1527). From the mountain stronghold of Cuzco, they subjugated the surrounding kingdoms and territories, absorbing their civilizations and their peoples. By 1525, they dominated much of the west of the continent, relying on fortified strongholds, an extensive system of roads an bridges, and obligatory military service to control local populations. This title takes a detailed look at the development of Incan fortification techniques, and examines how they came to be overrun by the Spanish conquistadors.

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ISBN-13:
9781782000662
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
Fortress , #47
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
18 MB
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