The Inca and Their Empire

The Inca and Their Empire : A Study in New World Imperialism

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In the wake of the American invasion of Iraq and other recent foreign interventions, there has been a revival of interest in the history of empires and imperialism. The Inca and their Empire offers a critically-informed discussion of the archaeology of the Inca empire, discussing it in the context of the broader 'imperial experience' and in light of contemporary manifestations of imperialism. It is an excellent introduction to current scholarly debates on different aspects of Inca imperialism and its legacy in South America. This book is a valuable resource for students and scholars working on different aspects of pre-industrial empires, as well as those engaged in discussions of contemporary forms and trajectories of modern imperialism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745330924
  • 9780745330921

About Tamara Bray

Tamara L. Bray is Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. She is the author of The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires (2003) and The Future of the Past: Archaeologists, Native Americans and Repatriation (2001).
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Table of contents

Contents 1. Introduction 2. The Origins of Empire: Of Gods, Kings, and Journeys 3. The Imperial Capital of Cuzco 4. Emplacing Power: The Landscape of Empire 5. Ethnic Territories, Local Subjects, and the Provincial Order 6. Strategies of Conquest and Control: Militarism, Deportation and Politics 7. Empire and Ideology: Imperial Inca Art and Aesthetics 8. 'Globalization' and the Late Precolumbian World 9. The Capac Nan, UNESCO, and World Heritage 10: Conclusions: The Inca Empire and its Afterlife
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