- ISBN: 9781789145465
- Editorial: Reaktion Books Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2022
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Colección: Lost Civilizations
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 208
- Idiomas: Inglés
From their mythical origins to astonishing feats of engineering, an expertly informed reassessment of one of the great empires of the Americas: the Inca.
In their heyday, the Inca ruled over the largest land empire in the Americas, reaching the pinnacle of South American civilization. Known as the "Romans of the Americas," these fabulous engineers converted the vertiginous, challenging landscapes of the Andes into a fertile region able to feed millions, alongside building royal estates such as Machu Picchu and a 40,000-kilometer-long road network crisscrossed by elegant braided-rope suspension bridges.
Beautifully illustrated, this book examines the mythical origins and history of the Inca, including their economy, society, technology, and beliefs. Kevin Lane reconsiders previous theories while proposing new interpretations concerning the timeline of Inca expansion, their political organization, and the role of women in their society while showcasing how their legacy endures today.