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The Inca Empire and Its Andean Origins

Morris, Craig;Taylor, John Bigelow;Von Hagen, Adriana

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ISBN 10: 1558595562 / ISBN 13: 9781558595569
Editore: Abbeville Press, 1993
Condizione: Very Good Rilegato
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Black cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, illustrated with b/w photos, 251 pages. Clean and attractive copy with very light wear. Text is clean and unmarked. Minimally worn dust jacket now in clean archival cover. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Unfortunately due to size and/or weight additional postage may necessary for Priority or International addresses. Codice inventario libreria 039223

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Titolo: The Inca Empire and Its Andean Origins

Casa editrice: Abbeville Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1993

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good

Edizione: First Edition

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Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, this illustrated history of the Inkas and their predecessors offers a fresh appraisal of a remarkable civilization. Based on recent archaeological studies, this story of the Andean people traces the development of their complex civilization from its beginnings 11,000 years ago to its culmination - the vast and powerful Inka Empire - in the 16th century. The book describes and illustrates their agricultural methods, social organization, political structure, religious beliefs, ceremonial practices, technologies and artistic expression. Their achievements include intricate weaving techniques; gold, ceramic and metalwork of stunning originality; the construction of monumental buildings at the same time as the pyramids were being built in Egypt; and early empires that rival those of the Old World in size and scope. The objects used to illustrate this volume have been photographed in the Museum of Natural History's Hall of South American Peoples, which houses the largest collection of Andean objects of any museum in the United States. Supplementing these pictures are panoramas of the spectacular and diverse land inhabited by the Inkas and the equally remarkable civilizations that preceded them.

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Book by Craig Morris Adriana Von Hagen

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