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- University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00
Through newly unearthed texts virtually unknown in Andean studies, Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City" highlights the Andean intellectual tradition of writing in their long-term struggle for social empowerment and questions the previous understanding of the "lettered city" as a privileged space populated solely by colonial elites. Rarely acknowledged... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 70.00
Although it only lasted a few centuries, the Inca Empire quickly became one of the world's most famous pre-Columbian centers of power. Handbook to Life in the Inca World is a comprehensive and accessible examination of the Inca Empire, which stretched across the Andes Mountains in Peru from the 13th century until the invasion of the Spanish in... more...
- Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 69.99
Hélène Vinckel versteht unter 'Nachfeld' die Position nach einem syntaktischen "Grenzsignal", die unter anderem durch 'rechtsverschobene' bzw. 'adjungierte' verbfreie Konstituenten besetzt werden kann. Der Hauptakzent liegt auf der Beschreibung und Erörterung der kommunikativ-pragmatischen und diskursstrategischen Funktionen solcher Nachfeldbesetzungen,... more...
- Orion 2010; US$ 12.99
First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 24.95
The Casma Valley of Peru?s north central coast contains the largest New World structure of its time period---2500 to 200 BC---as well as one of the densest concentrations of early sites. In this detailed and thought-provoking volume, Sheila and Thomas Pozorski date each major early site, assess this important valley?s diet and subsistence changes through... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95
Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 51.95
The Inca empire of Tawantinsuyu spanned almost 2,000 miles of enormous environmental variety, from coastal deserts to high-altitude grasslands. In less than a century, without wheeled vehicles or animals that could be ridden, the Incas conquered cultures that differed as tremendously as their environments. From agriculture-based polities with an elaborate... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.00
n June 1854 the Grand Excursion celebrated in festive style the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad to the Mississippi River. Hundreds of dignitaries including newspaper editors and other journalists; politicians; academics, writers and artists; business and industry leaders; and railroad officials were among those who traveled by rail... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
The origin of the first Andean imperial state has been the subject of lively debate for decades. Archaeological sites dating to the Peruvian Middle Horizon time period, a.d. 540 to 900, appear to give evidence for the emergence of an expansive empire that set the stage for the development of the later Inca state. This archaeological investigation of... more...