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Handbook to life in the Inca world

Author: Ananda Cohen Suarez; Jeremy James George
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2011.
Series: Facts on File library of world history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although it only lasted a few centuries, the Inca Empire quickly became one of the world's most famous pre-Columbian centers of power. Handbook to Life in the Inca World is a comprehensive and accessible examination of the Inca Empire, which stretched across the Andes Mountains in Peru from the 13th century until the invasion of the Spanish in the 16th century. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, art history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen Suarez, Ananda.
Handbook to life in the Inca world.
New York : Facts On File, ©2011
(DLC) 2010032027
(OCoLC)606770391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ananda Cohen Suarez; Jeremy James George
ISBN: 9781438136158 1438136153
OCLC Number: 743694187
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Inca civilization and archaeology --
Evolution of Andean civilization --
Building the Inca world --
Society and government --
Military and warfare --
Religion, cosmology, and mythology --
Funerary beliefs and customs --
Inca art --
Inca architecture and urbanism --
The calendar, astronomy, and mathematics --
Economy, industry, and trade --
Daily life --
The conquest and the post-conquest world.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world history.
Responsibility: Ananda Cohen Suarez, Jeremy James George.

Abstract:

Although it only lasted a few centuries, the Inca Empire quickly became one of the world's most famous pre-Columbian centers of power. Handbook to Life in the Inca World is a comprehensive and accessible examination of the Inca Empire, which stretched across the Andes Mountains in Peru from the 13th century until the invasion of the Spanish in the 16th century. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, art history, ethnography, and 16th-century Spanish chronicles, this handbook offers a readable, informative, and easy-to-navigate format that explains how the Inca Empire became such an influential.

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