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Incas

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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.

List of contents

Preface to the Second Edition ixPreface to the First Edition xv1 Introduction 12 The Land and Its People 333 The Incas before the Empire 684 The History of the Empire: Narrative Visions 915 Thinking Inca 1196 The Politics of Blood in Cuzco 1747 The Heartland of the Empire 1988 Inca Ideology: Powers of the Sky and Earth, Past and Present 2479 Family, Community, and Class 29010 Militarism 32111 Provincial Rule 35112 Farmers, Herders, and Storehouses 39213 Things and Their Masters 41814 Invasion and Aftermath 449References 476Glossary of Foreign Terms 520Index 527

About the author










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).

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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.

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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

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