The Incas

by Terence N. D'Altroy

Paper Book, 2015



Call number

F3429 .D35 2015


Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.


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… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member JGolomb
The Incas is a very detailed and enlightening view into the world of the Incas. The book is well researched and and appropriate for anyone looking to go beyond the tales of Machu Picchu and the Spanish Conquest.

D'Altroy uses a wealth of resources to detail the lives and existence of the Incas -
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day-to-day living, military and family structures, economy, etc.

The writing is comfortable enough for even the non-academic.

Highly recommended.
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Physical description

xvii, 547 p.; 23 cm


1444331159 / 9781444331158


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