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ISBN-10: 1789145465
ISBN-13: 9781789145465
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 03/22/2022
Dimensions: 8.66" L, 5.59" W, 0.71" H

The Inca: Lost Civilizations

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From their mythical origins to astonishing feats of engineering, an expertly informed reassessment of one of the great empires of the Americas: the Inca.

In their heyday, the Inca ruled over the largest land empire in the Americas, reaching the pinnacle of South American civilization. Known as the “Romans of the Americas,” these fabulous engineers converted the vertiginous, challenging landscapes of the Andes into a fertile region able to feed millions, alongside building royal estates such as Machu Picchu and a 40,000-kilometer-long road network crisscrossed by elegant braided-rope suspension bridges.

Beautifully illustrated, this book examines the mythical origins and history of the Inca, including their economy, society, technology, and beliefs. Kevin Lane reconsiders previous theories while proposing new interpretations concerning the timeline of Inca expansion, their political organization, and the role of women in their society while showcasing how their legacy endures today.

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"This book is a valuable new contribution to Inca studies. Lane skillfully integrates the Inca historical narrative (from chroniclers' accounts and archaeology) with details of local languages, gender relations, and everyday life to retell the fascinating story of South America's largest empire. Lane's book is carefully researched, engagingly written, and highly readable, an excellent introduction to the Incas."–Elizabeth DeMarrais, University of Cambridge
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ISBN-10: 1789145465
ISBN-13: 9781789145465
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 03/22/2022
Dimensions: 8.66" L, 5.59" W, 0.71" H
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