History

The Complete Illustrated History of the Inca Empire

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Incas and Other Ancient Peoples of South America, with More Than 1000 Photographs

Author: David M. Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754823582

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 5670

This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Incas and other ancient people of South America with more than 1000 photographs. It provides an exploration of the political and social history, art, architecture and mythology of the lost cultures of the Andes. It presents an in-depth history of the ancient people of South America including the Paracas, Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Wari, Lambayeque-Sipan, Tiwanaku, Chimu and Inca. Discover the breathtaking developments in Andean art, from the mysterious lines etched in the Nazca desert to the lovely temples erected at Kotosh, La Galgada and Aspero. Over 1000 colour photographs, paintings, artefacts, maps and artworks bring the ancient cultures of the South America to vivid life. The history of the Incas fascinates the modern world. This groundbreaking book separates fact from fiction, exploring the native people of Peru and the Andes, their mythologies and ancient belief systems, and the amazing beauty of Inca art and architecture. It opens with the culture and history of its many kingdoms and their mythological rituals and beliefs. The second half of the book focuses on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people and the beautiful art they created, such as ceramics, gold- and silverwork and fabrics. This authoritative volume combines over 1000 striking illustrations with lively and engaging text.
Incas

The Incas

People of the Sun

Author: Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Incas

Page: 127

View: 1607

Discusses the culture, religion, government, and ideals of the Incan society that thrived in South America until the Spanish Conquest in 1532.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Inca Empire

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Incas and Other Ancient Peoples of South America with More Than 1000 Photographs

Author: David M. Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780857234476

Category:

Page: 512

View: 2705

A sumptuously illustrated history of the politics, art, architecture, mythology and legends of the Incas.

History of the Incas

Author: Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 395

View: 8111

History

Narrative of the Incas

Author: Juan de Betanzos

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292791909

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9478

One of the earliest chronicles of the Inca empire was written in the 1550s by Juan de Betanzos. Although scholars have long known of this work, only eighteen chapters were actually available until the 1980s when the remaining sixty-four chapters were discovered in the collection of the Fundación Bartolomé March in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Narrative of the Incas presents the first complete English translation of the original manuscript of this key document. Although written by a Spaniard, it presents an authentic Inca worldview, drawn from the personal experiences and oral traditions told to Betanzos by his Inca wife, Doña Angelina, and other members of her aristocratic family who lived during the reigns of the last Inca rulers, Huayna Capac Huascar and Atahualpa. Betanzos wrote a history of the Inca empire that focuses on the major rulers and the contributions each one made to the growth of the empire and of Inca culture. Filled with new insights into Inca politics, marriage, laws, the calendar, warfare, and other matters, Narrative of the Incas is essential reading for everyone interested in this ancient civilization.

Indigenous Peoples of South America

Circum-Caribbean Tribes, Inca, Indigenous People of South America, Indigenous Peoples of Eastern Brazil, Indigeno

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230573861

Category:

Page: 258

View: 7403

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 256. Chapters: Circum-Caribbean tribes, Inca, Indigenous people of South America, Indigenous peoples of Eastern Brazil, Indigenous peoples of South America topics, Indigenous peoples of the Amazon, Indigenous peoples of the Andes, Indigenous peoples of the Gran Chaco, Indigenous peoples of the Guianas, Indigenous peoples of the Southern Cone, Indigenous topics of South America, Paleoindian period, Post-Classic period in the Americas, Quechua, South American mythology stubs, Aztec, Inca Empire, Indigenous peoples in Brazil, Arawak peoples, Machu Picchu, Awa, Banawa people, Xucuru, Guarani people, Enxet, Apocatequil, Supay, Sara Mama, Uku Pacha, Ka-Ata-Killa, Mama Ocllo, Urcaguary, Pariacaca, Paricia, Hanan Pacha, Vichama, Settlement of the Americas, Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Iroquois, Clovis culture, Paleo-Indians, Pre-Columbian Ecuador, Indigenous peoples in Ecuador, Inca civilization, Mapuche, Quipu, Barasana, Hupda, Inca society, Inca plan, Calico Early Man Site, Wichi people, Ya nomamo, Aguaruna, Paititi, Wapishana, Indigenous Territory, Rikbaktsa people, Chicha, History of the Incas, Kali'na people, Shuar people, Quechua people, Inca architecture, Aymara people, Inca road system, Indigenous peoples in Peru, Origins of Paleoindians, Cofan, Selknam people, Conacami, Achuar people, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tapirape, Sacsayhuaman, Querandi, Incan agriculture, Yaghan people, Indigenous peoples in Colombia, Slavery among the indigenous peoples of the Americas, Machiguenga people, Ashaninka, Indigenous peoples in Venezuela, Q'ero, Inca rope bridge, Akuntsu, Wari', Pishtaco, Yagua, Zapara, Uru people, Botocudo people, Luzia Woman, Warao people, History of Mesoamerica, Ayoreo people, Matses, Orealla, Bororo people, Pijao people, Handbook of South American Indians, Korubo, Choquequirao, ..
History

Treasures of the Andes

The Glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America

Author: Jeffrey Quilter

Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub

ISBN: 1844831876

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2739

Presents a richly illustrated portrait of the rise and fall of various mountain and coastal peoples of the Andes Region, highlighting the imaginative design and craftsmanship of their jewelry, textiles, ceramics, embroidery, and architecture.
History

History of the Inca Realm

Author: Maria Rostworowski de Diez Canseco

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521637596

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 3942

History of the Inca Realm is a classic work of ethnohistorical research that has been both influential and provocative in the field of Andean prehistory. Maria Rostworowski uses a great variety of published and unpublished documents and secondary works by Latin American, North American, and European scholars to examine topics such as the mythical origins of the Incas, the expansion of the Inca state, the political role of women, the vast trading networks of the coastal merchants, and the causes of the disintegration of the Inca state in the face of a small force of Spaniards.
History

The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

Author: Sonia Alconini,R. Alan Covey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019021936X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9695

When Spaniards invaded their realm in 1532, the Incas ruled the largest empire of the pre-Columbian Americas. Just over a century earlier, military campaigns began to extend power across a broad swath of the Andean region, bringing local societies into new relationships with colonists and officials who represented the Inca state. With Cuzco as its capital, the Inca empire encompassed a multitude of peoples of diverse geographic origins and cultural traditions dwelling in the outlying provinces and frontier regions. Bringing together an international group of well-established scholars and emerging researchers, this handbook is dedicated to revealing the origins of this empire, as well as its evolution and aftermath. Chapters break new ground using innovative multidisciplinary research from the areas of archaeology, ethnohistory and art history. The scope of this handbook is comprehensive. It places the century of Inca imperial expansion within a broader historical and archaeological context, and then turns from Inca origins to the imperial political economy and institutions that facilitated expansion. Provincial and frontier case studies explore the negotiation and implementation of state policies and institutions, and their effects on the communities and individuals that made up the bulk of the population. Several chapters describe religious power in the Andes, as well as the special statuses that staffed the state religion, maintained records, served royal households, and produced fine craft goods to support state activities. The Incas did not disappear in 1532, and the volume continues into the Colonial and later periods, exploring not only the effects of the Spanish conquest on the lives of the indigenous populations, but also the cultural continuities and discontinuities. Moving into the present, the volume ends will an overview of the ways in which the image of the Inca and the pre-Columbian past is memorialized and reinterpreted by contemporary Andeans.
History

The Last Days of the Incas

Author: Kim MacQuarrie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743260503

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 7881

Documents the epic conquest of the Inca Empire as well as the decades-long insurgency waged by the Incas against the Conquistadors, in a narrative history that is partially drawn from the storytelling traditions of the Peruvian Amazon Yora people. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Social Science

Ancient People of the Andes

Author: Michael A. Malpass

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501703935

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9857

In Ancient People of the Andes, Michael A. Malpass describes the prehistory of western South America from initial colonization to the Spanish Conquest. All the major cultures of this region, from the Moche to the Inkas, receive thoughtful treatment, from their emergence to their demise or evolution. No South American culture that lived prior to the arrival of Europeans developed a writing system, making archaeology the only way we know about most of the prehispanic societies of the Andes. The earliest Spaniards on the continent provided first-person accounts of the latest of those societies, and, as descendants of the Inkas became literate, they too became a source of information. Both ethnohistory and archaeology have limitations in what they can tell us, but when we are able to use them together they are complementary ways to access knowledge of these fascinating cultures. Malpass focuses on large anthropological themes: why people settled down into agricultural communities, the origins of social inequalities, and the evolution of sociopolitical complexity. Ample illustrations, including eight color plates, visually document sites, societies, and cultural features. Introductory chapters cover archaeological concepts, dating issues, and the region's climate. The subsequent chapters, divided by time period, allow the reader to track changes in specific cultures over time.
Art

Tiwanaku

Ancestors of the Inca

Author: Margaret Young-S¾nchez

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803249217

Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 7025

Introduces the striking artwork and fascinating rituals of this highland culture through approximately one hundred works of art and cultural treasures.
History

Machu Picchu

Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

Author: Richard L. Burger,Lucy C. Salazar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300097638

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 7965

Details the status of contemporary research on Incan civilization, and addresses mysteries of the founding and abandonment of Machu Picchu, charting its archaeological history from 1911 to the present.
Social Science

The Incas

Author: Terence N. D'Altroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610598

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 3301

The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen. Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. • Written by one of the world’s leading experts on Inca civilization • Covers Inca history, politics, economy, ideology, society, and military organization • Explores advances in research that include pre-imperial Inca society; the royal capital of Cuzco; the sacred landscape; royal estates; Machu Picchu; provincial relations; the khipu information-recording technology; languages, time frames, gender relations, effects on human biology, and daily life • Explicitly examines how the Inca world view and philosophy affected the character of the empire • Illustrated with over 90 maps, figures, and photographs
History

The Inca World

Ancient People and Places

Author: David Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754817260

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8988

This fascinating visual history tells the story of the ancient peoples of Peru and the Andes. Split into two sections, the first part of the book focuses on how these communities functioned, and day-to-day life for ordinary people at work and home. The second part tells the story of the arts and architecture.
History

Armies of the Sixteenth Century

The Armies of the Aztec and Inca Empires, Other Native Peoples of the Americas, and the Conquistadores 1450-1608

Author: Ian Heath

Publisher: Foundry Books

ISBN: 9781901543032

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4695

There has probably never been a single volume with such extensive information on the uniforms and costumes of the European conquest of the Americas. Ian Heath has assembled 247 drawings and other illustrations to depict the native peoples of South America and the eastern parts of North America as well as Spanish, English, French and even German adventurers and explorers. The accompanying text also offers a clear account of the rise and development of the various European colonies. Includes extensive bibliography.
Art

Scale and the Incas

Author: Andrew James Hamilton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890195

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 2239

A groundbreaking work on how the topic of scale provides an entirely new understanding of Inca material culture Although questions of form and style are fundamental to art history, the issue of scale has been surprisingly neglected. Yet, scale and scaled relationships are essential to the visual cultures of many societies from around the world, especially in the Andes. In Scale and the Incas, Andrew Hamilton presents a groundbreaking theoretical framework for analyzing scale, and then applies this approach to Inca art, architecture, and belief systems. The Incas were one of humanity's great civilizations, but their lack of a written language has prevented widespread appreciation of their sophisticated intellectual tradition. Expansive in scope, this book examines many famous works of Inca art including Machu Picchu and the Dumbarton Oaks tunic, more enigmatic artifacts like the Sayhuite Stone and Capacocha offerings, and a range of relatively unknown objects in diverse media including fiber, wood, feathers, stone, and metalwork. Ultimately, Hamilton demonstrates how the Incas used scale as an effective mode of expression in their vast multilingual and multiethnic empire. Lavishly illustrated with stunning color plates created by the author, the book's pages depict artifacts alongside scale markers and silhouettes of hands and bodies, allowing readers to gauge scale in multiple ways. The pioneering visual and theoretical arguments of Scale andthe Incas not only rewrite understandings of Inca art, but also provide a benchmark for future studies of scale in art from other cultures.