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The Incas And Their Predecessors


Author : Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1961


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Music In Aztec Inca Territory


Author : Robert Stevenson
language : en
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1968-01-01


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Robert Stevenson's book is a comprehensive, expert and readable study on Aztec and Incan music. He examines the musical cultures at the time of first contact with Europeans and also Mesoamerican and Andean highland musical traditions up to 1800.

The Incas And Their Ancestors


Author : Michael E. Moseley
language : en
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Release Date : 1993


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In 1532, when Pizarro conquered Peru, the Inca realm was one of the largest empires on earth, graced by gold masterpieces, towns with great palaces and temples, and an impressive network of roads. But this glittering culture only obscured the rich and diverse civilizations that had preceded it: Chavin, Moche, Nazca, Tiwanaku, Huari, and Chimu. Described as a "masterly study" and an "outstanding volume" on its first publication, The Incas and Their Ancestors quickly established itself as the best general introduction to the cultures and civilizations of ancient Peru. Now this classic text has been fully updated for the revised edition. New discoveries over the last decade are integrated throughout. The occupation of Peru's desert coast can now be traced back to 12,000 BC and ensuing maritime adaptations are examined in early littoral societies that mummified their dead and others that were mound builders. The spread of Andean agriculture is related to fresh data on climate, and protracted drought is identified as a recurrent contributor to the rise and fall of civilizations in the Cordillera. The results of recent excavations enliven understanding of coastal Moche and Nazca societies and the ancient highland states of Huari and Tiwanaku. Architectural models accompanying burials provide fresh interpretations of the palaces of imperial Chan Chan, while the origins of the Incas are given new clarity by a spate of modern research on America's largest native empire. -- Description from http://www.amazon.com (Feb. 13, 2012).

The Inca World


Author : Laura Laurencich Minelli
language : en
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date : 2000


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This lavishly illustrated volume, based on extensive archeological research and Spanish colonial documentation, provides important insights into many questions and contradictions regarding the Inca Empire. 337 illustrations, 106 in color. 12 maps.

Lost Crops Of The Incas


Author : National Research Council
language : en
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date : 1989-02-01


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This fascinating, readable volume is filled with enticing, detailed information about more than 30 different Incan crops that promise to follow the potato's lead and become important contributors to the world's food supply. Some of these overlooked foods offer special advantages for developing nations, such as high nutritional quality and excellent yields. Many are adaptable to areas of the United States. Lost Crops of the Incas includes vivid color photographs of many of the crops and describes the authors' experiences in growing, tasting, and preparing them in different ways. This book is for the gourmet and gourmand alike, as well as gardeners, botanists, farmers, and agricultural specialists in developing countries.

The Jesuit And The Incas


Author : Sabine Hyland
language : en
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date : 2003


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The story of the life and untimely death of a persecuted priest in colonial Peru and the controversy over mysterious, recently discovered documents about him

Golden Kingdoms


Author : Joanne Pillsbury
language : en
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release Date : 2017-09-26


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This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. Presenting spectacular works from recent excavations in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico, this exhibition focuses on specific places and times—crucibles of innovation—where artistic exchange, rivalry, and creativity led to the production of some of the greatest works of art known from the ancient Americas. The book and exhibition explore not only artistic practices but also the historical, cultural, social, and political conditions in which luxury arts were produced and circulated, alongside their religious meanings and ritual functions. Golden Kingdoms creates new understandings of ancient American art through a thematic exploration of indigenous ideas of value and luxury. Central to the book is the idea of the exchange of materials and ideas across regions and across time: works of great value would often be transported over long distances, or passed down over generations, in both cases attracting new audiences and inspiring new artists. The idea of exchange is at the intellectual heart of this volume, researched and written by twenty scholars based in the United States and Latin America.