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The Incas By Terence N. D'Altroy

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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 remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later.

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The Incas by Terence N. D'Altroy

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.

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"Transforms the field of Inca studies." "Gary Urton, Harvard University"

"There have been many syntheses of the Inca culture of the Central Andes of South America, but this one, by the leader in Inca studies, surpasses them all." "Choice"

"[D'Altroy] is recognised as an outstanding and well-published scholar on the provinces of the Inca Empire. I highly recommend this excellent synthesis of Inca studies ... for its comparative empire insights ... its smooth and lively narrative style and for the critical discussion of the abundant historical and archaeological sources on the Inca empire." "Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute"


"Transforms the field of Inca studies." Gary Urton, Harvard University


"There have been many syntheses of the Inca culture of the Central Andes of South America, but this one, by the leader in Inca studies, surpasses them all." Choice

"[D'Altroy] is recognised as an outstanding and well-published scholar on the provinces of the Inca Empire. I highly recommend this excellent synthesis of Inca studies ... for its comparative empire insights ... its smooth and lively narrative style and for the critical discussion of the abundant historical and archaeological sources on the Inca empire." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

About Terence N. D'Altroy


Terence N. D'Altroy is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and the world's leading Inca specialist. He is the author of Provincial Power in the Inka Empire (1992) and co-editor, with Christine A. Hastorf, of Empire and Domestic Economy (1997).

Table of Contents


Preface 1. Introduction2. The Land and its People3. The Incas before the Empire4. The Rise of the Empire: Narrative Visions5. The Politics of Blood in Cuzco6. The Heartland of the Empire7. Inca Ideology: Powers of the Sky and Earth, Past and Present8. Family, Community, and Class9. Militarism10. Provincial Rule11. Farmers, Herders, and Storehouses12. Artisans and Artistry13. Invasion and AftermathGlossaryNotesBibliography index

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GOR003014244
The Incas by Terence N. D'Altroy
Terence N. D'Altroy
Peoples of America
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2002-01-05
408
0631176772
9780631176770
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