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4.0 out of 5 stars A great find...informative and beautifully illustrated
This is a gem of a book - it is packed with fascinating facts about the Inca civilisation. Every page contains wonderful full- colour photos and illustrations of the Incas, their famed gold, incredible buildings, fabrics and civilisation. The book also reproduces first hand accounts of the Spanish conquest and the discovery of Macchu Pichu.
Although the Spanish...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good ...but too focused on the spanish conquest
I enjoyed the book and always find latin America history fascinating. however, i found that the book was focusing too much on the spanish conquest, their influence and life of the Inca under the following 200years of spanish rule.
I would have liked to read more on how the Inca came to power in south America and imposed their rule on the various cultures that existed...
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great find...informative and beautifully illustrated, 16 Mar 2003
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This review is from: The Incas: Empire of Blood and Gold (New Horizons) (Paperback)
This is a gem of a book - it is packed with fascinating facts about the Inca civilisation. Every page contains wonderful full- colour photos and illustrations of the Incas, their famed gold, incredible buildings, fabrics and civilisation. The book also reproduces first hand accounts of the Spanish conquest and the discovery of Macchu Pichu.
Although the Spanish conquistadors were cruel to the population, the book argues that the Incas themselves could often be just as brutal to their subjects as they tried to control disparate ethnic populations that comprised the Inca empire.
This is a very easy read that gives a great overview of the Incas - if you're off to Peru to climb the Inca Trail, stick this in your backpack and read it on the flight over - you won't regret it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good ...but too focused on the spanish conquest, 2 Sep 2010
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This review is from: The Incas: Empire of Blood and Gold (New Horizons) (Paperback)
I enjoyed the book and always find latin America history fascinating. however, i found that the book was focusing too much on the spanish conquest, their influence and life of the Inca under the following 200years of spanish rule.
I would have liked to read more on how the Inca came to power in south America and imposed their rule on the various cultures that existed before them.
otherwise, nice pictures.
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