The Last Days of the Incas

Author: Kim MacQuarrie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743260503

Category: History

Page: 544

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Documents the epic conquest of the Inca Empire as well as the decades-long insurgency waged by the Incas against the Conquistadors, in a narrative history that is partially drawn from the storytelling traditions of the Peruvian Amazon Yora people. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Narrative of the Incas

Author: Juan de Betanzos

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292791909

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5640

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.

Machu Picchu

Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

Author: Richard L. Burger,Lucy C. Salazar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300097638

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 8906

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.

Scale and the Incas

Author: Andrew James Hamilton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890195

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 2062

A groundbreaking work on how the topic of scale provides an entirely new understanding of Inca material culture Although questions of form and style are fundamental to art history, the issue of scale has been surprisingly neglected. Yet, scale and scaled relationships are essential to the visual cultures of many societies from around the world, especially in the Andes. In Scale and the Incas, Andrew Hamilton presents a groundbreaking theoretical framework for analyzing scale, and then applies this approach to Inca art, architecture, and belief systems. The Incas were one of humanity's great civilizations, but their lack of a written language has prevented widespread appreciation of their sophisticated intellectual tradition. Expansive in scope, this book examines many famous works of Inca art including Machu Picchu and the Dumbarton Oaks tunic, more enigmatic artifacts like the Sayhuite Stone and Capacocha offerings, and a range of relatively unknown objects in diverse media including fiber, wood, feathers, stone, and metalwork. Ultimately, Hamilton demonstrates how the Incas used scale as an effective mode of expression in their vast multilingual and multiethnic empire. Lavishly illustrated with stunning color plates created by the author, the book's pages depict artifacts alongside scale markers and silhouettes of hands and bodies, allowing readers to gauge scale in multiple ways. The pioneering visual and theoretical arguments of Scale andthe Incas not only rewrite understandings of Inca art, but also provide a benchmark for future studies of scale in art from other cultures.

Incas: The puma's shadow

Author: Antoine B. Daniel,Alex Gilly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743432746

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 477

Follows the relationship of forbidden love between Anamaya, a beautiful Incan princess, and Gabriel, a Spanish solider, as Conquistadors threaten the existence of the Incan empire.

The Incas

New Perspectives

Author: Gordon F. McEwan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393333015

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 4842

A revealing portrait of the ancient Andean empire from its earliest development to its final capitulation to Pizarro.

The Incas

Author: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781432913298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6971

Presents an overview of the Incan culture, examining such topics as government, religion, recreation, domestic life, occupations, entertainment, food, shelter, and clothing.

The Incas

Author: Terence N. D'Altroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610598

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 8530

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

The Incas

Author: James A. Corrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560068501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6022

Discusses the Incas, their government, politics, religion, military organization, decline, extinction, and legacy.

The Incas

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756519537

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2772

Discusses the Incas including how they lived, played, and their daily routines.

The Incas

Or, The Destruction of the Empire of Peru

Author: Jean François Marmontel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Peru

Page: N.A

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Lost City of the Incas

Author: Hiram Bingham

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 0297865331

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9166

First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 feet above the torrent of the Urubamba River. The buildings were of white granite, exquisitely carved blocks each higher than a man. Bingham had not, as it turned out, found Vilcabamba, but he had nevertheless made an astonishing and memorable discovery, which he describes in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.

The Incas

Author: Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780761402701

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5802

Examines the history, culture, religion, and social structure of the ancient Incas.

The Incas

Author: Alison Imbriaco

Publisher: Myreportlinks.Com

ISBN: 9780766052536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2460

Looks at the land, people, culture, and history of the Incas.

Monuments of the Incas

Author: John Hemming,Edward Ranney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500051634

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4581

A rich contribution to the understanding of Inca archaeology and architecture and an invaluable guide for visitors to Peru.

The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

Author: Sonia Alconini,R. Alan Covey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019021936X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1208

When Spaniards invaded their realm in 1532, the Incas ruled the largest empire of the pre-Columbian Americas. Just over a century earlier, military campaigns began to extend power across a broad swath of the Andean region, bringing local societies into new relationships with colonists and officials who represented the Inca state. With Cuzco as its capital, the Inca empire encompassed a multitude of peoples of diverse geographic origins and cultural traditions dwelling in the outlying provinces and frontier regions. Bringing together an international group of well-established scholars and emerging researchers, this handbook is dedicated to revealing the origins of this empire, as well as its evolution and aftermath. Chapters break new ground using innovative multidisciplinary research from the areas of archaeology, ethnohistory and art history. The scope of this handbook is comprehensive. It places the century of Inca imperial expansion within a broader historical and archaeological context, and then turns from Inca origins to the imperial political economy and institutions that facilitated expansion. Provincial and frontier case studies explore the negotiation and implementation of state policies and institutions, and their effects on the communities and individuals that made up the bulk of the population. Several chapters describe religious power in the Andes, as well as the special statuses that staffed the state religion, maintained records, served royal households, and produced fine craft goods to support state activities. The Incas did not disappear in 1532, and the volume continues into the Colonial and later periods, exploring not only the effects of the Spanish conquest on the lives of the indigenous populations, but also the cultural continuities and discontinuities. Moving into the present, the volume ends will an overview of the ways in which the image of the Inca and the pre-Columbian past is memorialized and reinterpreted by contemporary Andeans.

The Incas

People of the Sun

Author: Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Incas

Page: 127

View: 1986

Discusses the culture, religion, government, and ideals of the Incan society that thrived in South America until the Spanish Conquest in 1532.

The Incas

Author: Rosemary Rees

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403487568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8921

Explains the various elements of the Incas, including their history, daily life, religion, cooking and eating, trading and transportation, and more.

Francisco Pizarro

Conqueror of the Incas

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756510619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6089

Profiles the life and career of the Spanish explorer and conqueror who marched into the Inca empire, held the Inca king for ransom, stuffed his pockets with gold and became governor of present-day Peru.