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Author Cohen Suarez, Ananda.

Title Handbook to life in the Inca world / Ananda Cohen Suarez, Jeremy James George
Published New York : Facts On File, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (330 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Facts on File library of world history
Facts on File library of world history.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-309) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Incas -- Colonization.
Incas -- History.
Incas -- Intellectual life.
Incas -- Social life and customs.
Andes -- Civilization.
Peru -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author George, Jeremy James.
ISBN 1438136153 (electronic bk.)
9781438136158 (electronic bk.)