Duration and Political Nature of the Inca Empire

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A fascinating resource on the evolution of the Inca Empire and, in particular, the creation of chronology and genealogy of the Inca dynasty. The work argues that the Incas, both as an ethnic group in the Cuzco region and as an empire, lasted a lot longer than presently thought.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:
J.H. Rowe’s Chronological Hypothesis and its Legacy
The Rowean Legacy in the Work of Maria Rostworowski de Diez Canseco, Juha Hiltunen and Åke Wedin
Chapter 2: Reviewing the Textual Evidence:
A New Look at the Early Peruvian Chroniclers
The Pre-Toledan Chroniclers
The Toledan Chroniclers
The Post-Toledan Chroniclers
Pedro Cieza de León
Juan Diez de Betanzos
Pedro Saremiento de Gamboa
Miguel Cabello de Balboa
Agustín de Zárate
El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
Conclusions to be drawn from the early chroniclers
Chapter 3: Alternative Methodologies:
From Ethno-history to Archaeology
Probanzas, Pleitos, Visitas and Extirpaciones
Khipus and Pictograms
From Archaeology to Anthropology
Chapter 4: The ‘Lost’ Incas:
A New Hypothesis
Manco Capac, the first Inca King
Sinchi Roca, the second Inca King
Lloque (or Lloqui) Yupanqui, the third Inca King
Mayta Capac, the fourth Inca King
Capac Yupanqui, the fifth Inca King
Inca Roca, the sixth Inca King
Yahuar Huaca (or Huacac), the seventh Inca King
Viracocha Inca, the eighth Inca King
Inca Urco, the ninth Inca King (1st ‘lost’ Inca)
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, also known as Titu Cusi Yupanqui, and Pachacutec, the tenth Inca King
Amaro Topacna Tupac Yupanqui, the eleventh Inca King (2nd ‘lost’ Inca)
Inca Tupac Yupanqui, also known as Topa Inca Yupanqui, the thirteenth Inca King
Huayna Capac, or Guayna Capac, the fourteenth Inca King
Huascar, the fifteenth Inca King
Atahualpa, the sixteenth and last Inca King
Preliminary conclusions
Summary conclusion
Published Works
Secondary Criticism on the Chroniclers, Ethnohistorians and Archaeologist

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