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The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen. Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. * Written by one of the world's leading experts on Inca civilization * Covers Inca history, politics, economy, ideology, society, and military organization * Explores advances in research that include pre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacred landscape; royal estates; Machu Picchu; provincial relations; the…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen. Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. * Written by one of the world's leading experts on Inca civilization * Covers Inca history, politics, economy, ideology, society, and military organization * Explores advances in research that include pre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacred landscape; royal estates; Machu Picchu; provincial relations; the khipu information-recording technology; languages, time frames, gender relations, effects on human biology, and daily life * Explicitly examines how the Inca world view and philosophy affected the character of the empire * Illustrated with over 90 maps, figures, and photographs
  • Produktdetails
  • Peoples of America
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons / John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • 2nd Edition
  • Seitenzahl: 566
  • Erscheinungstermin: 16. Mai 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 230mm x 153mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 712g
  • ISBN-13: 9781444331158
  • ISBN-10: 1444331159
  • Artikelnr.: 35454770
Autorenporträt
Terence N. D'Altroy is Loubat Professor of American Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology and founding Director of the Center for Archaeology at Columbia University in the City of New York. During more than 40 years of archaeological research, he has worked in the central highlands, Cuzco region and coast of Peru, in Argentina, the United States, and Mexico. His publications include Provincial Power in the Inka Empire (1992), Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History (co-editor, 2001), and The Incas: Inside an American Empire (2004).
Inhaltsangabe
Preface to the Second Edition ix Preface to the First Edition xv 1 Introduction 1 2 The Land and Its People 33 3 The Incas before the Empire 68 4 The History of the Empire: Narrative Visions 91 5 Thinking Inca 119 6 The Politics of Blood in Cuzco 174 7 The Heartland of the Empire 198 8 Inca Ideology: Powers of the Sky and Earth
Past and Present 247 9 Family
Community
and Class 290 10 Militarism 321 11 Provincial Rule 351 12 Farmers
Herders
and Storehouses 392 13 Things and Their Masters 418 14 Invasion and Aftermath 449 References 476 Glossary of Foreign Terms 520 Index 527
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"This new edition of Terence D'Altroy's The Incas is the most complete and authoritative account to date of this last, great empire of Pre-Columbian South America. It will stand for some time to come as the go-to book to consult for everything you ever wanted to know about the Incas -- and what's more, it's an engaging, enlightening and exciting read!" - Gary Urton, Harvard University

"D'Altroy's expanded second edition incorporates the latest Inca scholarship along with additional topics of interest. It is a masterful work by a leading expert, accessible to students and professionals alike." - Katharina Schreiber, University of California, Santa Barbara

"A comprehensive overview of the Inca Empire. There is no other book that even comes close to matching Terence D'Altory's scholarship and knowledge." - Brian Bauer, University of Illinois - Chicago