World of the Ancient Incas

Author(s): DAVID JONES

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This is the extraordinary history of the hidden civilizations of the first people of the South American Andes, with over 200 photographs and illustrations. This is a fascinating in-depth guide to the mysterious Inca world, providing an extraordinary insight into everyday life. It offers a vivid account of how the Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Wari, Tiwanaku, Chimu, Inca and other people lived. It explores the daily life of the Incas from birth and childhood, to adulthood, marriage, the rituals of death and burial. Chart the progression of Andean societies from primitive villages to the busy, bustling cities of the Late Horizon period including Tiwanaku, Chan Chan and Cuzco. 200 stunning colour photographs, illustrations and detailed maps accompany a lively text, to create a glorious vision of the Inca world. The lives of the ancient native people of Peru and the Andes are shrouded in mystery and mythology. This volume uncovers the day-to-day realities of the ancient Andean world. Beautiful photographs and illustrations create a pictorial timeline from the first villages to the bustling cities of the late period.
Explore the working conditions of the Andean civilizations and the realities of daily life. Delve into the religion and mythology of the Inca world. With over 200 full-colour illustrations, accompanied by engaging text, timelines and a comprehensive glossary, this is a highly readable source of reference for both specialist and general reader.


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'This book takes you to the very heart of the Inca civilization. From the dizzying heights of the Andean cordilleras to the golden kingdoms of coastal Peru and onwards to the Incas the story unfolds with breathtaking clarity.' - Tony Morrison, photographer and author of Pathway to the Gods

Dr David M Jones studied Anthropology and History at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a PhD in the Archaeology of the Americas at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. He later studied Earth Sciences at the Open University and received a BSc (Honours). Dr Jones is the author of Mythology of the Incas and Mythology of the Aztec and Maya (both published by Southwater) and the co-author of the Blue Guide Mexico. He wrote many articles on Mesoamerican and South American art for The Grove Dictionary of Art.

General Fields

  • : 9781844768677
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : October 2011
  • : 228mm x 297mm
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 985.019
  • : HB
  • : Colour