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Peoples of America #13: The Incas

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Publisher Comments:

The Incas is a captivating exploration of the greatest civilization ever seen in the indigenous Americas. Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, the book investigates its extraordinary progress from a small Andean society in southern Peru to its rapid demise little more than a century later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors.

This thoroughly updated edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies covering pre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacred landscape; royal estates including an extended discussion of Machu Picchu; provincial relations; the khipu information-recording technology; languages, time frames, gender relations, effects on human biology, and daily life.

New to this edition is a fascinating investigation of Inca notions of life and death, space-time, causality, philosophy, knowledge, and human relations with non-human beings of the landscape. These insights shed light on how the Incas believed the world and cosmos worked and therefore how they could most effectively carve out their grand civilization. Covering Inca history, politics, economy, ideology, society, and military organization, this text balances information about the Cuzco heartland with the vast provincial regions, which took in lands from Colombia to central Chile, to provide a wide-ranging account.

Synopsis:

The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen.  Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade.

• Written by one of the world’s leading experts on Inca civilization

• Covers Inca history, politics, economy, ideology, society, and military organization

• Explores advances in research that include pre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacred landscape; royal estates;  Machu Picchu; provincial relations; the khipu information-recording technology; languages, time frames, gender relations, effects on human biology, and daily life

• Explicitly examines how the Inca world view and philosophy affected the character of the empire

• Illustrated with over 90 maps, figures, and photographs

About the Author

Terence N. D’Altroy is Loubat Professor of American Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology and founding Director of the Center for Archaeology at Columbia University in the City of New York. During more than 40 years of archaeological research, he has worked in the central highlands, Cuzco region and coast of Peru, in Argentina, the United States, and Mexico. His publications include Provincial Power in the Inka Empire (1992), Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History (co-editor, 2001), and The Incas: Inside an American Empire (2004).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Preface to the First Edition xv

1 Introduction 1

2 TheLandandItsPeople 33

3 TheIncasbeforetheEmpire 68

4 The History of the Empire: Narrative Visions 91

5 Thinking Inca 119

6 The Politics of Blood in Cuzco 174

7 The Heartland of the Empire 198

8 Inca Ideology: Powers of the Sky and Earth, Past and Present 247

9 Family, Community, and Class 290

10 Militarism 321

11 Provincial Rule 351

12 Farmers, Herders, and Storehouses 392

13 Things and Their Masters 418

14 Invasion and Aftermath 449

References 476

Glossary of Foreign Terms 520

Index 527

Product Details

ISBN:
9781444331158
Author:
D'altroy, Terence N.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
D'Altroy, Terence N.
Author:
D?Altroy, Terence N.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology of The Americas
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Subject:
Andes, archaeology, Argentina, Aymara, Bolivia, causality, Chankas, Chile, Columbia, culture and society, Cuzco, economy, empire, Ecuador, Latin American history, ideology, Islands of Sun and Moon, khipu knot information-recording technology, Lake Titicac
Copyright:
Series:
Peoples of America
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen.  Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade.

• Written by one of the world’s leading experts on Inca civilization

• Covers Inca history, politics, economy, ideology, society, and military organization

• Explores advances in research that include pre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacred landscape; royal estates;  Machu Picchu; provincial relations; the khipu information-recording technology; languages, time frames, gender relations, effects on human biology, and daily life

• Explicitly examines how the Inca world view and philosophy affected the character of the empire

• Illustrated with over 90 maps, figures, and photographs

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