The Incas

The Incas : The Children of the Sun (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Incas: The Children of the Sun Equally suggestive are the Andean terraces, and the rich coast valleys, all irrigated with paternal care, and with palaces and castles embosomed in groves of fruit trees. Still more attractive to the poetic mind are the detailed descriptions of the imperial festivals at Cuzco, the gorgeous ceremonial wor ship, and the probationary exercises of the youthful Inca aspirants. The whole is pervaded by the religious thoughts engendered by that elemental cult which was subservient to the worship of a supreme disposer of the universe. The im agination naturally turns from all these glories to the cradle of the Inca race, to the mysterious monolith of Tiahuanacu, and the traditions which centre round the lake of Titicaca. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243288824
  • 9780243288823