The Incas

Empire of Blood and Gold


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Carmen Bernand, Paul Bahn


When Francisco Pizarro landed in Peru in 1532 he found a vast empire seemingly overflowing with gold and silver. Ruled by monarchs claiming direct descent from the sun itself, its inhabitants built roads, bridges and terraced fields in the precipitous Andes, and made brilliant textiles and dazzling jewelry – all without possessing writing or the wheel. But within a few short months the Inca empire had been conquered and its subjects killed or enslaved.

With over 100 colour illustrations, The Incas tells the story of this magnificent civilization, from its earliest origins to its bloody demise.

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Weight 292 g
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 1994
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.6 cm
Weight 292 g
An anthropologist and a historian, Carmen Bernand studied anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires, where she became interested in Andean populations.