The Incas

Nigel Davies; Warwick Bray; ( Folio Society (London, England), )
970-989 American History  [ Browse Items ]
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The Folio Society, United Kingdom 
389 pages 
Incas -- Politics and government. Incas -- History -- Sources. Incas -- Antiquities. 
Readable summary of the history, imperial infrastructure, mechanisms of control and integration, and other unique characteristics of the Inca Empire--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. 
The Inca Empire's immense territory spanned more than 2,000 miles - from Ecuador to Chile - at the time of the Spanish invasion, yet Inca culture remains largely a mystery. The Incas did not leave pictorial codices and documents in their native language as the Maya and Aztec did and they narrated to Spanish chroniclers just a few of the multiple alternative histories maintained by descendants of various rulers.

In this classic work, Nigel Davies offers a clear view into Inca political history, economy, governance, religion, art, architecture, and daily life. The Incas has become a classic in its many years in print; readers and scholars interested in ancient American cultures will relish this paperback edition. 
Biblio Notes
Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Davies; Warwick Bray; Folio Society (London, England),
OCLC Number: 60425948
Notes: "The Incas was first published in the USA in 1995 by The University Press of Colorado; this edition follows the text of the first edition with minor emendations and the addition of a new section, "The Ancient Pre-Inca Kingdoms," comprising the first five chapters of Nigel Davies's The Ancient Kingdoms of Peru"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 389 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. The ancient pre-Inca kingdoms (1. The birth of civilisation --
2. Moche --
3. Nazca : unsolved enigmas --
4. The middle kingdoms --
5. The great Chimor) --
pt. II. The Incas (6. The rise of the Incas --
7. The first of the Incas --
8. The era of Pachacutec --
9. The last conquerors --
10. The Inca state --
11. The empire and its infrastructure --
12. The imperial system --
13. The decline and fall) --
Appendix : a résumé of the campaigns of Tupac Inca and Huayna Capac as related by Sarmiento de Gamboa and Cabello de Balboa.
Responsibility: Nigel Davies ; introduction by Warwick Bray.
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