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              The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

              The Oxford Handbook of the Incas (Hardback)

              Edited by Alconini, Sonia; Covey, R. Alan

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              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.
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              ISBN 9780190219352
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford Handbooks
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              Inca Apocalypse: The Spanish Conquest and the Transformation of the Andean World
               

              Inca Apocalypse: The Spanish Conquest and the Transformation of the Andean World (Hardback)

              By Covey, R. Alan

              • RRP: $56.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Jun 20

              This is a major new history of the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire, set in a larger global context than previous accounts, made possible by new archaeological and archival research. Although based on solid scholarly foundations, Inca Apocalypse will be accessible to non-acade...mic readers.
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              ISBN 9780190299125
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Intermediate Elites in Pre-Columbian States and Empires
               

              Intermediate Elites in Pre-Columbian States and Empires (Hardback)

              By Elson, Christina M.; Covey, R. Alan

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              From the Mesoamerican highlands to the Colca Valley in Peru, pre-Columbian civilizations were bastions of power that have largely been viewed through the lens of rulership, or occasionally through bottom-up perspectives of resistance. Rather than focusing on rulers or peasants, t...his book examines how intermediate elites both men and women?helped to develop, sustain, and resist state policies and institutions. Employing new archaeological and ethnohistorical data, its contributors trace a 2,000-year trajectory of elite social evolution in the Zapotec, Wari, Aztec, Inka, and Maya civilizations. This is the first volume to consider how individuals subordinate to imperial rulers helped to shape specific forms of state and imperial organization. Taking a broader scope than previous studies, it is one of the few works to systematically address these issues in both Mesoamerica and the Central Andes. It considers how these individuals influenced the long-term development of the largest civilizations of the ancient Americas, opening a new window on the role of intermediate elites in the rise and fall of ancient states and empires worldwide. The authors demonstrate how such evidence as settlement patterns, architecture, decorative items, and burial patterns reflect the roles of intermediate elites in their respective societies, arguing that they were influential actors whose interests were highly significant in shaping the specific forms of state and imperial organization. Their emphasis on provincial elites particularly shifts examination of early states away from royal capitals and imperial courts, explaining how local elites and royal bureaucrats had significant impact on the development and organization of premodern states. Together, these papers demonstrate that intricate networks of intermediate elites bound these ancient societies together, nd that competition between individuals and groups contributed to their decline and eventual collapse. By addressing current theor
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              ISBN 9780816524761
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2006
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              How the Incas Built Their Heartland: State Formation and the Innovation of Imperial Strategies in the Sacred Valley, Peru
               

              How the Incas Built Their Heartland: State Formation and the Innovation of Imperial Strategies in the Sacred Valley, Peru (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Covey, R. Alan

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              Offers an alternative description of Inca society in the centuries leading up to imperial expansion. This book's focus on long-term regional changes allows the historical and archaeological evidence to be placed on equal interpretive footing. It is for scholars of South American ...pre-history and archaeologists specializing in centralized states.
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              ISBN 9780472114788
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2006
              Publisher The University of Michigan Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series History, Languages & Cultures of the Spanish & Portuguese Worlds
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