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The Incas, 2nd Edition

The Incas, 2nd Edition

Terence N. D'Altroy

ISBN: 978-1-444-33115-8

May 2014

566 pages

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$41.95

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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 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

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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

• New edition of this popular and accessible history, 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