Gary Urton,Adriana von Hagen's Encyclopedia of the Incas PDF

By Gary Urton,Adriana von Hagen

The Inca Empire existed for fewer than a hundred years, but governed extra topics than both the Aztecs or the Maya and occupied a territory stretching approximately 3000 miles. The Incas left no approach of writing; what we all know of them has been gleaned from the archaeological list and money owed written following the Spanish invasion. during this A-to-Z encyclopedia, Gary Urton and Adriana von Hagen, including over thirty members, supply a extensive advent to the attention-grabbing civilization of the Incas, together with their settlements, tradition, society, celebrations, and achievements.

Following a extensive creation, 128 person entries discover wide-ranging topics (religion, structure, farming) and particular issues (ceremonial ingesting cup, astronomy), interweaving ethnohistoric and archaeological learn with nuanced interpretation. every one access presents feedback for additional analyzing. Sidebars profiling chroniclers and researchers of Inca life—ranging from José de Acosta and Cristóbal de Albornoz to Maria Rostworowski and R. Tom Zuidema—add intensity and context for the cultural entries. Cross-references, alphabetical and topical lists of entries, and an intensive index support readers navigate the quantity. A chronology, chosen bibliography, neighborhood map, and virtually 90 illustrations around out the amount. In sum, the Encyclopedia of the Incas offers a different, complete source for students, in addition to most of the people, to discover the civilization of the Incas—the biggest empire of the pre-Columbian New World.

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