The Oxford Handbook of the Incas. Sonia Alconini & R. Alan Covey, editors [book review]

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Donna Nash, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In The Oxford Handbook of the Incas, Alconini and Covey bring together perspectives from archaeologists, art historians, and historians to present current understandings of the Inca Empire and its long-term legacy. The volume is divided into eight sections, each with a capstone chapter by the editors. The first six parts are devoted to the Inca era or preceding developments. The last two examine the colonial transition and the roles current concepts about the Inca play in recent sociopolitics. Unfortunately, I cannot review all the chapters, but I highlight the novel information presented in the volume, especially the importance of ritual and mytho-history as an imperial strategy.

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Journal of Anthropological Research 75(4): 584-586
Language: English
Date: 2019
book review, Inca Empire, archaeology, art, history

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