The Incas

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Wiley, Aug 1, 2003 - Social Science - 408 pages
6 Reviews
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.

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Review: The Incas: Inside An American Empire (Modern Scholar)

User Review  - Travis Mueller - Goodreads

A thorough overview of Inca history and culture. There was quite a lot that I already knew since I've had an interest in the Inca for awhile, but it was well presented was a good overview of the society, as well as expanding on aspects I was less familiar with. Read full review

Review: The Incas: Inside An American Empire (Modern Scholar)

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

Some great info on the Inca culture and history but he glosses over aspects like how did they build these gigantic structures with the crude tools they had. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Terence N. D'Altroy is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, Director of the Columbia Center for Archaeology, and the world's leading Inca specialist. He is the author of Provincial Power in the Inka Empire (1992), co-author, with Christine A. Hastorf, of Empire and Domestic Economy (2001), and co-editor of Empires (2001).

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