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SOUTHWATER THE WORLD OF THE ANCIENT INCAS


The extraordinary history of the hidden civilizations of the first peoples of the South American Andes, with over 200 photographs and illustrations


Dr David M Jones PUB DATE:


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Nov 2011 (UK) Feb 2012 (US) UK £9.99/US $17.99 (P) 128 (A128)


297 x 228mm/111 9781844768677 1 84476 867 8


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Reference HBJK; HRKP; 1KLS HIS033000


• A fascinating in-depth guide to the mysterious Inca world, providing an extraordinary insight into everyday life


• A vivid account of how the Chavín, Nazca, Moche,Wari, Tiwanaku, Chimu, Inca and other peoples lived


• 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 and vibrant photographs, illustrations and detailed maps accompany a lively text, to create a glorious vision of the Inca world


“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


About the Author


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.


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The lives of the ancient native peoples 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.Over 200 illustrations, accompanied by engaging text, timelines and a comprehensive glossary, make this a highly readable source of reference for both specialist and general reader.


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Paperback with flaps Over 200 photographs 22


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