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The Incas

Author : Gordon F. McEwan
ISBN : 0393333019
Genre : History
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A revealing portrait of the ancient Andean empire from its earliest development to its final capitulation to Pizarro.
Category: History

Daily Life In The Inca Empire 2nd Edition

Author : Michael A. Malpass
ISBN : 9780313355493
Genre : History
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Explore daily living inside the Inca empire, the largest empire in the western hemisphere before European colonization. The Incas' subjugation of all types of cultures in western South America led to a wide variety of experiences, from military leaders to ruling class to conquered peoples. Readers will uncover all aspects of Inca culture, including politics and social hierarchy, the life cycle, agriculture, architecture, women's roles, dress and ornamentation, food and drink, festivals, religious rituals, the calendar, and the unique Inca form of taxation. Utilizing the best of current research and excavation, the second edition includes new material throughout as well as a new chapter on Machu Picchu, and a day in the life section focusing on an Inca family and a servant family in Machu Picchu. Concluding chapters discuss Inca contributions to modern society and the dangers of present destruction of archaeological sites.
Category: History

Lost City

Author : Ted Lewin
ISBN : 9781101652770
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Singing Of The New World

Author : Gary Tomlinson
ISBN : 9780521873918
Genre : Music
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A study into indigenous music-making in New World societies, including the Aztecs and the Incas.
Category: Music

Last Conquistador

Author : Stuart Stirling
ISBN : 9780750952842
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Inca civilization of Peru was one of the gratest of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. Famous for their massive temples and fortresses built from huge blocks of stone and decorated with sheets of pure gold, the Incas also developed a system of government, capable of holding a vast area of territory together, and an extensive system of roads, connecting administrative centres, which acted as a means of colonization. Their religion of human sacrifice, worshipping Inti, the Sun God, was forcibly imposed throughout the empire. The population in 1500 numbered between six and seven million, but in the 1530s the Spanish, led by conquistador Pizarro, arrived in Peru. In their search for gold they devastated the Inca culture, destroying its treasures, killing its leaders and bringing to an end the infrastructure of its empire. By the 1570s, native American control in Peru had been completely lost and the civilization was no more. With Pizarro came Mansio Serra de Leguizamon, who became the last of the Spanish conquistadors to die. This book tells his story. After crossing the Atlantic when still in his teens, he played a central part in the conquest of the Incas, survived imprisonment and torture, took an Inca princess as his lover, abandoned his wife for the gaming tables of Lima, and spent the rest of his life in Peru. He died at the age of 78, leaving a famous apology for the conquest in his will. This book takes this document as its starting point, weaving a tale of the vicious subjugation of the Inca civilization.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lessons Of The Inca Shamans

Author : Deborah Bryon
ISBN : 0937663263
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Join Deborah Bryon on her continuing quest to learn the sacred teachings of the Inca shamans and our non-ordinary connections to Mother Earth, mountain spirits, and each other. Discover how we can become part of something greater by moving beyond individualism to become part of a healing community. Twelve exercises show you how to begin your own shamanic journey. Book jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ancient Inca

Author : Alan L. Kolata
ISBN : 9780521869003
Genre : History
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This book provides a detailed account of the Inca Empire, describing its history, society, economy, religion, and politics, but most importantly the way it was managed. How did the Inca wield political power? What economic strategies did the Inca pursue in order to create the largest native empire in the Western Hemisphere? The book offers university students, scholars, and the general public a sophisticated new interpretation of Inca power politics and especially the role of religion in shaping an imperial world of great ethnic, social, and cultural diversity.
Category: History

Empires

Author : Susan E. Alcock
ISBN : 0521770203
Genre : History
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Empires, the largest political systems of the ancient and early modern world, powerfully transformed the lives of people within and even beyond their frontiers in ways quite different from other, non-imperial societies. Appearing in all parts of the globe, and in many different epochs, empires invite comparative analysis - yet few attempts have been made to place imperial systems within such a framework. This book brings together studies by distinguished scholars from diverse academic traditions, including anthropology, archaeology, history and classics. The empires discussed include case studies from Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Near East, South East Asia and China, and range in time from the first millennium BC to the early modern era. The book organises these detailed studies into five thematic sections: sources, approaches and definitions; empires in a wider world; imperial integration and imperial subjects; imperial ideologies; and the afterlife of empires.
Category: History

History And Language In The Andes

Author : P. Heggarty
ISBN : 9780230370579
Genre : Social Science
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This book gathers ground-breaking, explicitly inter-disciplinary essays examining the Andean past, including history, languages, anthropology, and ethnohistory.
Category: Social Science

The Ancient Indus Valley

Author : Jane McIntosh
ISBN : 9781576079072
Genre : History
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This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. * A chronological overview that establishes the important phases of the Indus civilization and places Indus society in the historical context of the development of South Asia * Illustrations showing speculative reconstructions of the Indus civilization's magnificent cities and photographs of artifacts from exquisite jewelry to beautiful carved seals
Category: History