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Daily life of the Incas
Baudin, Louis, 1887-
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Vie quotidienne au temps des derniers Incas. English
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.

Physical Description:
256 pages; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Daily life in Peru under the last Incas. London : Allen & Unwin, 1961.
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Central Library F3429 .B3843 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Lacking a written language, the ancient Incas provided clues to their society through art, architecture, and oral traditions. Using these aids, this book explores Inca life just before the arrival of Europeans, examining the diversions of the people, dress and diet, civil and social customs, ceremonial rites, art, and literature. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Part 1 The Setting and the Inhabitants
1. The Country. The Rule of Naturep. 17
2. The Times. The Ascendancy of the Pastp. 27
3. Society. The Dualist Principlep. 48
4. Indian Psychologyp. 65
Part 2 The Life of the Rulers
5. The Life of the Supreme Incap. 73
6. The Life of the Inca Nobilityp. 87
7. Administrationp. 97
8. A Soldier's Lifep. 124
9. Spiritual Lifep. 136
10. Intellectual and Artistic Lifep. 157
Part 3 The Life of the Common People
11. Religious Lifep. 187
12. Family Lifep. 195
13. Economic Life: Agriculture and Fishingp. 218
14. Economic Life: The Craftsmen and the Provision of Servicesp. 229
15. Economic Life: Barterp. 242
Conclusionp. 247
Indexp. 250

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