Wheelers Books
The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

The Oxford Handbook of the Incas (Hardback)

Edited by Alconini, Sonia
Edited by Covey, R. Alan

  • RRP: $287.99
  • $287.99
  • To Order/ Indent titles

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 colo...nists 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.
Read more

ISBN 9780190219352
Released NZ 15 May 2018
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Handbooks
Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780190219352
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 15 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Alconini, Sonia
Edited by Covey, R. Alan
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category World History: C 500 To C 1500
American History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 880
Dimensions Width: 182mm
Height: 251mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 985.019
Weight 1,406g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Incas - Handbooks, manuals, etc, Incas - History, Incas - Antiquities
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly