When Peru was conquered in 1532, the Inca realm was one of the largest empires on Earth. However this culture only obscured the diverse civilizations that had preceded it: Chavin, Moche, Tiwanaku and Huari. This book is a survey of all the great South American civilizations.
In 1532, when Pizarro conquered Peru, the Inca realm was one of the largest empires on earth, rivalling that of Ming China or the Ottoman Turks. But this glittering culture only obscured the rich and diverse civilizations that had preceded it: Chavin, Moche, Nazca, Tiwanaku, Huari and Chimu. More research into this heritage has been conducted during the last generation than ever before. This book presents a major synthesis of these new findings, a survey of the great South American civilizations, of equal fascination for student, scholar or traveller.
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Introduction; land of the four quarters; the Inca model of statecraft; early settlement of the Cordillera; the preceramic foundations of civilization; the initial period and early horizon; the early intermediate period; the middle horizon; the late intermediate period; epilog bibliography; sources of illustrations.
Incas and Their Ancestors by Michael E. Moseley
Michael E. Moseley
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