The Incan Empire

The Incan Empire

by Chloe Sayer


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The Incan Empire by Chloe Sayer

Why did the Egyptians build magnificent pyramids? How did the Incas keep accurate records? What was life like at the opulent African courts? Why did the Romans stage cruel gladiator contests? Find out the answer to these questions and more in Exploring the Ancient World. Investigate how each civilization rose to power. Understand how it created a culture with politics, religion, art, music, trade, and warfare. Discover what everyday life was like-what people believed, what they ate and drank, and what clothes and jewelry they wore. Learn about the fascinating legacy each ancient world has left for us today.

Each book includes:

Dazzling images of authentic artifacts, places, and historical documents

Easy-to-read that traces the development of each civilization

Full-color maps that show how each empire expanded

Quatations from real people about life at the time

Timeline of important events that changed the world

Explore life under the hot sun of the Incan empire, from the glittering palaces at Cuzco and the mysterious Nazca earth lines, to Incan military might and innovative farming techniques. Find out how the Incas developed a vast empire that covered huge areas of South America. Learn about their sophisticated government, music, astronomy, sun worship, and elaborate earth rituals. Discover how the Incan empire collapsed after the savage Spanish conquest, and how the intriguing culture of the Incan empire still fascinates the world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433941870
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2010
Series: Exploring the Ancient World Series
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

The Inca World 4

Before the Incas 6

The Inca Story 12

Plotitics and Society 18

Ideas and Religion 26

Art, Science, and Entertainment 38

The Pattern of Rural Life 46

The Spanish Conquest and After 50

The Inca Legacy 56

Timeline 61

Glossary 62

Further Reading and Web Sites 63

Index 64

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