Inka human sacrifice and mountain worship : strategies for empire unification / Thomas Besom.

In this study, the author explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire. -- Provided by publisher.

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Main Author: Besom, Thomas, 1960-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013
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Summary:In this study, the author explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire. -- Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-302) and index.
ISBN:9780826353085
0826353088
1299475450
9781299475458
Language:English.