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The Last Days Of The Incas

Author : Kim MacQuarrie
ISBN : 9781405526074
Genre : History
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The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca. Despite being outnumbered by more than two hundred to one, the Spaniards prevailed-due largely to their horses, their steel armour and swords, and their tactic of surprise. They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa. Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold, the Spaniards executed him anyway. The following year, the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cuzco, completing their conquest of the largest native empire the New World has ever known. Peru was now a Spanish colony, and the conquistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. But the Incas did not submit willingly. A young Inca emperor, the brother of Atahualpa, soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards, inflicting heavy casualties and nearly wiping out the conquerors. Eventually, however, Pizarro and his men forced the emperor to abandon the Andes and flee to the Amazon. There, he established a hidden capital, called Vilcabamba-only recently rediscovered by a trio of colorful American explorers. Although the Incas fought a deadly, thirty-six-year-long guerrilla war, the Spanish ultimately captured the last Inca emperor and vanquished the native resistance.
Category: History

The Incas

Author : Terence N. D'Altroy
ISBN : 9781118610596
Genre : Social Science
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The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of thegreatest civilizations ever seen. Seamlessly drawing onhistory, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated newedition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studiesconducted over the last decade. • Written by one of the world’s leading expertson Inca civilization • Covers Inca history, politics, economy, ideology,society, and military organization • Explores advances in research that includepre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacredlandscape; royal estates; Machu Picchu; provincial relations;the khipu information-recording technology; languages, timeframes, gender relations, effects on human biology, and dailylife • Explicitly examines how the Inca world view andphilosophy affected the character of the empire • Illustrated with over 90 maps, figures, andphotographs
Category: Social Science

Empire Of The Incas

Author : Barbara A. Somervill
ISBN : 9781604131581
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a history of the South American empire, providing details on its art, religion, social structure, and politics, and examines the causes of its eventual decline following contact with the Spanish.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Daily Life Of The Incas

Author : Louis Baudin
ISBN : 0486428001
Genre : Social Science
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Lacking a written language, the ancient Incas provided clues to their society through art, architecture, and oral traditions. Using these aids, this book explores Inca life just before the arrival of Europeans, examining the diversions of the people, dress and diet, civil and social customs, ceremonial rites, art, and literature. 16 black-and-white illustrations.
Category: Social Science

Narrative Of The Incas

Author : Juan de Betanzos
ISBN : 9780292791909
Genre : History
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One of the earliest chronicles of the Inca empire was written in the 1550s by Juan de Betanzos. Although scholars have long known of this work, only eighteen chapters were actually available until the 1980s when the remaining sixty-four chapters were discovered in the collection of the Fundación Bartolomé March in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Narrative of the Incas presents the first complete English translation of the original manuscript of this key document. Although written by a Spaniard, it presents an authentic Inca worldview, drawn from the personal experiences and oral traditions told to Betanzos by his Inca wife, Doña Angelina, and other members of her aristocratic family who lived during the reigns of the last Inca rulers, Huayna Capac Huascar and Atahualpa. Betanzos wrote a history of the Inca empire that focuses on the major rulers and the contributions each one made to the growth of the empire and of Inca culture. Filled with new insights into Inca politics, marriage, laws, the calendar, warfare, and other matters, Narrative of the Incas is essential reading for everyone interested in this ancient civilization.
Category: History

The Incas

Author : Gordon Francis McEwan
ISBN : 9781851095742
Genre : History
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Shows how the Incas lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.
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The Incas

Author : Anita Ganeri
ISBN : 0756519535
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the Incas including how they lived, played, and their daily routines.
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Machu Picchu

Author : Richard L. Burger
ISBN : 9780300097634
Genre : History
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Details the status of contemporary research on Incan civilization, and addresses mysteries of the founding and abandonment of Machu Picchu, charting its archaeological history from 1911 to the present.
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The Incas

Author : Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029048191
Genre : History
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Written by an expert, this book is a brief history of one of the world's greatest civilizations.
Category: History

The Conquest Of The Incas

Author : John Hemming
ISBN : 9780547416458
Genre : History
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This monumental work of history removes the Incas from the realm of legend and shows the reality of their struggles against the Spanish invasion. Winner of the 1971 Christopher Award. Index; photographs, maps, and line drawings.
Category: History