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The Incas (Peoples of America)

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The great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains 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.

The Incas is the first book fully to synthesize history and archaeology in a sweeping exploration of the entire empire from Chile to Ecuador. The author explains how the Incas drew from millennia of cultural developments to mould a diverse land into a dynamic, powerful, and yet fragile polity. From this integrated perspective, The Incas profoundly rethinks the nature of imperial formation, ideology, and social, economic, and political relations in Inca society.

Illustrated with numerous maps and photographys, this scholarly yet accessible book should become the new standard account of the most impressive of the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-376) and index.

Synopsis:

The great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains its extraordinary progress from a remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors.

  • A bold new history by the world's leading expert on Incan civilization.

  • Covers the entire Andean region, five countries and ten million people.

  • Heavily illustrated with maps, figures, and photographs.

About the Author

Terence N. D'Altroy is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, Director of the Columbia Center for Archaeology, and the world's leading Inca specialist. He is the author of Provincial Power in the Inka Empire (1992), co-author, with Christine A. Hastorf, of Empire and Domestic Economy (2001), and co-editor of Empires (2001).

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Plates.

List of Tables.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. The Land and its People.

3. The Incas before the Empire.

4. The Rise of the Empire: Narrative Visions.

5. The Politics of Blood in Cuzco.

6. The Heartland of the Empire.

7. Inca Ideology: Powers of the Sky and Earth, Past and Present.

8. Family, Community, and Class.

9. Militarism.

10. Provincial Rule.

11. Farmers, Herders, and Storehouses.

12. Artisans and Artistry.

13. Invasion and Aftermath.

Glossary.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405116763
Author:
D'altroy, Terence N.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
D'Altroy, Terence N.
Author:
D'Altroy, Terence
Author:
N
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Incas
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
General & Introductory Archaeology
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Archaeology of The Americas
Copyright:
Series:
Peoples of America
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-376) and index.
"Synopsis" by , The great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains its extraordinary progress from a remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors.

  • A bold new history by the world's leading expert on Incan civilization.

  • Covers the entire Andean region, five countries and ten million people.

  • Heavily illustrated with maps, figures, and photographs.

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