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Title:
The Incas
Author:
Sayer, Chloë.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes the politics, society, ideas, religion, art, science, entertainment, rural life, and legacy of one of the greatest planned societies the world has ever known.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780817251253

9780750221719
Format :
Book

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Summary

Six titles render a view of past civilizations with remarkable depth and clarity. Influences such as politics, war, trade, everyday life, art and architecture, and religion offer insight into how inhabitants of these great cultures lived. Each title highlights the legacy left by the major events and developments of these civilizations. Quotations from ancient sources and modern historians lend a fresh perspective to factual information.


Summary

Opening with a survey of the geography and climate of the region, this book looks at the pre-Inca cultures and the myths and historical reality of their rise to power. The complex and well-organized political and social structure of the Inca empire is examined in detail, followed by an examination of their ideas and religion, arts and sciences, and a window on to every-day life for an Inca family. The book concludes with a description of the Spanish conquest and the Inca legacy for Peru today.


Author Notes

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-10. With many chapter divisions, and handsome color pictures on every page, these two volumes in the Ancient World series describe the history, politics, ideas, religion, art, architecture, science, and everyday life of two great ancient civilizations, as well as their defeat and their enduring legacy. The volume on Egypt is simpler in style and content than the Incas volume, which includes complex information about the huge Inca empire at the height of its power and during the horrors of the Spanish conquest. Both books end with a timeline, glossary, and short bibliography of juvenile titles. Other titles in the series--Great African Kingdoms, The Aztecs, Greece, and Romeare listed in this issue's Series Roundup. --Hazel Rochman


Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-10. With many chapter divisions, and handsome color pictures on every page, these two volumes in the Ancient World series describe the history, politics, ideas, religion, art, architecture, science, and everyday life of two great ancient civilizations, as well as their defeat and their enduring legacy. The volume on Egypt is simpler in style and content than the Incas volume, which includes complex information about the huge Inca empire at the height of its power and during the horrors of the Spanish conquest. Both books end with a timeline, glossary, and short bibliography of juvenile titles. Other titles in the series--Great African Kingdoms, The Aztecs, Greece, and Romeare listed in this issue's Series Roundup. --Hazel Rochman


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