The Incas

by Terence N. D'Altroy

Paper Book, 2015



Call number

F3429 .D35 2015


Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.


The great empire of the Incas at its height encompassed an area of western South America comparable in size to the Roman Empire in Europe. This book describes and explains its extraordinary progress from a remote Andean settlement near Lake Titicaca to its rapid demise six centuries later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors. A bold new history by the world's leading expert on Incan civilization. Covers the entire Andean region, five countries and ten million people. Heavily illustrated with maps, figures, and photographs.

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 - 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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