Handbook To Life In Inca World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438136153
  • ISBN-13: 9781438136158
  • DDC: 985.019
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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, 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
List of Maps.
1: Inca Civilization and Archaeology.
2: Evolution of Andean Civilization.
3: Building the Inca World.
4: Society and Government.
5: Military and Warfare.
6: Religion, Cosmology, and Mythology.
7: Funerary Beliefs and Customs.
8: Inca Art.
9: Inca Architecture and Urbanism.
10: The Calendar, Astronomy, and Mathematics.
11: Economy, Industry, and Trade.
12: Daily Life.
13: The Conquest and the Postconquest World.