The most comprehensive coverage to date of the way of life of the Incas and their subject peoples.
Up to now, little has been known about the life of the ordinary Inca during the Inca empire--earlier works describe only the culture of the ruling class. Based on the most recent scholarship, this book reconstructs the daily life not only of the ruling class but of the rest of society, including the conquered peoples, and features contrasting chapters on "a day in the life" of an Inca family and "a day in the life" of a conquered family. Over 50 illustrations and photographs of Inca life, artifacts, and archaeological sites bring the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural aspects of Inca civilization to life. Everything from life cycle events to food and drink, dress and ornaments, recreation, religious rituals, the calendar, and the unique Inca form of taxation are fully described and illustrated in the most comprehensive coverage of the Inca way of life to date.
Drawing on recent scholarship, reconstructs the daily life of not only the ruling class, but of the rest of society, including the conquered peoples. Organization is in chapters covering all aspects of life: military and warfare, government, language, class structure, work and the economy, engineering and arc hitecture, housing, transportation, family life, life cycle events, women's roles, art, music and dance, literature, science, and religion. A timeline of Inca history and a glossary of Inca terms are included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
"Looks at everyday life in the Inca empire, based on current research. Reconstructs Inca way of life using information on life-cycle events, food and drink, dress and ornaments, recreation, religious rituals, the calendar, and the labor tax. Timeline of Inca history, glossary of terms, and bibliography make the work appropriate for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/