The Incas

The Incas

Book - 2003
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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. Book jacket.
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 archeology in a sweeping exploration of the entire empire from Chile to Ecuador. The author
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2003
ISBN: 1405116765 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 985.019 DAL
Characteristics: 391 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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4ntrvlr
Jun 18, 2012

This is a comprehensive, but readable, review of Inca civilization. The work is quite detailed, so take your time over its reading to not burn out. I learned so much and feel much better prepared for my trip to Peru.

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