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Los Incas

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  102 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Los incas constituye el primer libro que sintetiza de manera completa la historia y la arqueología en una investigación que abarca todo el imperio, desde Chile hasta el Ecuador. A partir de comentarios y de las investigaciones realizadas por cientos de cronistas, exploradores y estudiosos, el autor explica cómo, después de milenios de desarrollo cultural, los incas moldear ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Ariel (first published February 2002)
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John Caviglia
Mar 26, 2014 John Caviglia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written by the leading expert, this tome is concise, up to date, and very thoroughly scholarly, with a 40 page bibliography that will enable you to further pursue all the known recesses of this empire. Less a must for tourists than for Incaphiles.
Linda Harkins
May 07, 2014 Linda Harkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most informative! Unfortunately, Craig Morris passed away before this was published in 2011, but Adriana von Hagen completed the work. Morris excavated one of the largest Inca centers at Huánuco Pampa, site of a large palace with stones artfully carved and placed. Machu Picchu is described as a city of stairways placed high above the Urubamba river in a spectacular setting inaccessible to Spanish invaders. Although Hiram Bingham is credited with the discovery of Machu Picchu, its existence was k ...more
Jason Golomb
The Incas is a very detailed and enlightening view into the world of the Incas. The book is well researched and and appropriate for anyone looking to go beyond the tales of Machu Picchu and the Spanish Conquest.

D'Altroy uses a wealth of resources to detail the lives and existence of the Incas - day-to-day living, military and family structures, economy, etc.

The writing is comfortable enough for even the non-academic.

Highly recommended.
Mar 24, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Andrea by: Paloma Visscher
The amount of DAltroy's research - and his ability to synthesize existing sources of information - is astounding. The text is an excellent introduction to the Incas. However, it is dense, dry, and unsuitable for freshmen! Great for a history, archaeology, or anthropology course, but I recommend The Incas: New Perspectives if you're looking for a more lighthearted romp with the Incas.
Michael Burnam-Fink
Aug 18, 2016 Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: academic, 2016
The Incas is a strong academic introduction to the Inca empire, drawing from a balanced reading of colonial chronicle and the latest in archeological research to present the political and logistical marvel that were the Inca. A little dry, but deeply sourced.
It's not bad. It's actually better written than some of the texts I've attempted on Inca society and culture, but I'm just not in the mood for something this academic right now. So, sending it back to the library. May try again later.
Sep 02, 2011 secondwomn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
accessibly written and thorough. d'altroy's book hits all the bases and gives a solid foundation for inca studies. for those looking to know more, the source material & bibliography are still going to be invaluable.
Apr 10, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Plenty of information in one condensed volume. Maybe just a bit dry, in the academic manner, but that impression is probably due to my latent attention deficiency.
Nov 14, 2010 Cathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gives me knowledge. Kinda boring but it is assigned reading. Wish it had more summaries at the end of each chapter because sometimes I can't remember what i have been reading.
Aug 17, 2013 Eivind rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, comprehensive and maybe a bit dry. Definitely worth it if you're interested in the Incas, but not for casual reading.
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