The Incas

The Incas

The Incas

Lords of the Four Quarters

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Thames and Hudson Ltd

    Craig Morris

    Adriana Von Hagen



    Ancient Peoples and Places


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This new survey from the leading authorities on the subject provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative account available of the rapid ascendancy of the Incas, their politics, economics, religion, architecture, art and technology, and their subsequent downfall. The authors look in detail at Cusco and at the four parts of the empire, following the vast road system to explore not just famous sites such as Machu Picchu, but all the major regional settlements, on and off the Inca Trail. The concluding chapter and epilogue are devoted to the end of the empire: the arrival of the Spaniards, the assassination of the Inca ruler Atawallpa, and the final years of the rebellious, neo-Inca state in the tropical forests of Vilcabamba.


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