BN.com Gift Guide

Provincial Inca: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Assessment of the Impact of the Inca State [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Inca empire of Tawantinsuyu spanned almost 2,000 miles of enormous environmental variety, from coastal deserts to high-altitude grasslands. In less than a century, without wheeled vehicles or animals that could be ridden, the Incas conquered cultures that differed as tremendously as their environments. From agriculture-based politics with an elaborate material foundation like the Chimu of the north coast of Peru to marginal communities of fisherfolk like the Uru of the Lake Titicaca region, all were ...
See more details below
Provincial Inca: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Assessment of the Impact of the Inca State

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$30.49
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$51.95 List Price

Overview

The Inca empire of Tawantinsuyu spanned almost 2,000 miles of enormous environmental variety, from coastal deserts to high-altitude grasslands. In less than a century, without wheeled vehicles or animals that could be ridden, the Incas conquered cultures that differed as tremendously as their environments. From agriculture-based politics with an elaborate material foundation like the Chimu of the north coast of Peru to marginal communities of fisherfolk like the Uru of the Lake Titicaca region, all were incorporated into a strongly hierarchical system as the empire spread during the Late Horizon, from A.D. 1438 to 1532.The essays in this distinctive, multifaceted volume combine the two principal sources of information on the Incas and the peoples they conquered—ethnohistorical accounts and archaeological research—to produce a single vision of a flexible, heterogeneous empire. The essayists' analytical focus evaluates the means by which we understand the Inca empire and its relationships with its conquered peoples; their empirical focus provides specific archaeological ways of identifying the Inca presence in provincial areas. Important contributions include the presentation of new data on Inca administrative policies and the merging of ethnic groups into the empire and the documentation of the many ways used to differentiate Inca from non-Inca material remains.Encompassing a wide range of environmental conditions and many kinds of provinces,Provincial Inca tests archaeological data against ethnohistorical descriptions to illuminate the variability in Inca state policies with regard to the incorporation of different provinces. It should be read by anyone interested in Andean archaeology, ethnohistory, culture, ethnicity, and the formation of state.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587291371
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 290
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

 Michael Malpass is professor of anthropology and Charles A. Dana Professor in the Social Sciences at Ithaca College. His chief publications include Provincial Inca: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Assessment of the Impact of the Inca State (Iowa, 1993) and Daily Life in the Inka Empire, Revised Edition. He has conducted research on the Middle Horizon Wari state, the evolution of agricultural systems during the late prehispanic period in the Colca Valley, Peru, and the archaic adaptations along the Pacific coast during the Preceramic Period.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents



CONTENTS

Preface


Chapter 1
Provincial Inca Archaeology and Ethnohistory: An Introduction


MALPASS
MICHAEL A.




I.
Studies in Provincial Inca Archaeology

Chapter 2
A Summary of the Inca Occupation of Huamachuco


TOPIC
JOHN R.


TOPIC
THERESA LANGE




Chapter 3
… And He Said in the Time of the Ynga, They Paid Tribute and Served the Ynga


GROSBOLL
SUE




Chapter 4
The Inca Occupation of the Province of Andamarca Lucanas, Peru


SCHREIBER
KATHARINA J.




Chapters 5
The Identification of Inca Posts and Roads from Catarpe to Río Frío, Chile


LYNCH
THOMAS F.





II.
Toward an Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Synthesis

Chapter 6
The Provinces in the Heartland: Stylistic Variation and Architectural Innovation near Inca Cuzco


NILES
SUSAN A.




Chapter 7
Finding a Fit: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Incas


JULIEN
CATHERINE J.




Chapter 8
Variability in the Inca State: Embracing a Wider Perspective


MALPASS
MICHAEL A.





Bibliography


Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)