The Last Days Of The Incas

Author: Kim MacQuarrie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405526076

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 3400

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.

The Incas

Author: Terence N. D'Altroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610598

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 7536

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

Empire of the Incas

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131586

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 8776

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.

Daily Life of the Incas

Author: Louis Baudin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486428000

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8150

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.

Narrative of the Incas

Author: Juan de Betanzos

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292791909

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2473

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.

The Incas

Author: James A. Corrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560068501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6696

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: 9945

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

The Incas

Author: Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780761402701

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4427

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

The Incas

Or, The Destruction of the Empire of Peru

Author: Jean François Marmontel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Incas

Page: N.A

View: 1989

The Incas

Author: Peter Chrisp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568471716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6674

Looks at the history and culture of the Incas, and describes their cities, religion, writing, rulers, wars, and daily life

The Incas

New Perspectives

Author: Gordon Francis McEwan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095748

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 6716

Shows how the Incas lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.

Lost City of the Incas

Author: Hiram Bingham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6186

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 Oxford Handbook of the Incas

Author: Sonia Alconini,R. Alan Covey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190219351

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 7103

"The Oxford Handbook of the Incas aims to be the first comprehensive book on the Inca, the largest empire in the pre-Columbian world. Using archaeology, ethnohistory and art history, the central goal of this handbook is to bring together novel recent research conducted by experts from different fields that study the Inca empire, from its origins and expansion to its demise and continuing influence in contemporary times"--Provided by publisher.

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: 9466

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.

The Conquest of the Incas

Author: John Hemming

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547416458

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 7145

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.

The Civilization of the Incas

Author: Jeffrey Quilter

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448885051

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

View: 9409

The glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America are vividly captured in this richly illustrated story of the rise and fall of the people of the region. The civilization’s superbly imaginative craftsmanship in gold and silver, its beautiful textiles, embroidery, ceramics, and architecture are featured in spectacular color photography. Besides the magnificent artistic legacy that survived the ravages of the Conquistadors in the sixteenth century, this lavish volume celebrates the beliefs, deities, myth making, empire building, and often turbulent history that were the foundation of the artwork and literature. Some of the most dramatic sites of South America are featured, including Machu Picchu and Cuzco, the oracle at Pachacamac, the mysterious Nazca lines, and the imperial city of Chan Chan. Author Jeffrey Quilter, an anthropological archaeologist, is a specialist in Pre-Columbian culture, deputy director of the Peabody Museum, and a senior lecturer at Harvard University.

Mathematics of the Incas

Code of the Quipu

Author: Marcia Ascher,Robert Ascher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152707

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 2131

Unique, thought-provoking study discusses quipu, an accounting system employing knotted, colored cords, used by Incas. Cultural context, mathematics involved, and even how to make a quipu. Over 125 illustrations.