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Daily Life of the Incas

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Publisher Comments:

South America's ancient native cultures have long intrigued historians and archeologists, particularly that of the Inca, to whom written language was unknown. Their art, architecture, and oral traditions provide valuable clues to the flourishing society that was among the New World's most advanced civilizations prior to the Spanish conquest. This vibrant portrait of Inca life concerns the period just before the arrival of Europeans in Peru, offering a lively account of the people and their everyday lives: their diversions, their manner of dress and diet, their civic and social customs, their ceremonial rites, their art and literature. Starting with images of the setting and inhabitants, the text examines the the lives of the rulers and nobility as well as those of the common folk. This well-researched, lively account is essential reading for students and scholars of history, ethnology an cultural anthropology, and will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in this fascinating civilization.

Book News Annotation:

Many aspects of the highly regimented lives of Quechua Indians in pre- Spanish contact Peru are detailed. Illustrations include a map, ruins and artifacts. Originally published as Daily life in Peru under the last Incas (Macmillan). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Lacking a written language, the ancient Incas provided clues to their society through art, architecture, and oral traditions. Using these aids, this book explores Inca life just before the arrival of Europeans, examining the diversions of the people, dress and diet, civil and social customs, ceremonial rites, art, and literature. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486428000
Author:
Baudin, Louis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Incas
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
inca life
Subject:
Inca art.
Subject:
inca culture
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native American
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.66 lb

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » Incas and Peru
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » South America
Reference » Science Reference » General

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Lacking a written language, the ancient Incas provided clues to their society through art, architecture, and oral traditions. Using these aids, this book explores Inca life just before the arrival of Europeans, examining the diversions of the people, dress and diet, civil and social customs, ceremonial rites, art, and literature. 16 black-and-white illustrations.
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