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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Incas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terence N. D'Altroy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 586 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405116763
    ISBN 10: 1405116765
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSR
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000, HIS002000
    LC classification: F
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 3JB, 1KLSR
    DC22: 985.019
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: F3429 \.D3
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, NHK, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    "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
    Back cover copy
    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.
    Table of contents
    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