Fortifications of the Incas

1200–1531

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Fortifications of the Incas

1200–1531

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The greatest period of Inca expansion occurred during the reigns of Pachacuti (1438–71), Tupa Inca (1471–93), and Huayna Capac (1493–1527). From the mountain stronghold of Cuzco, they subjugated the surrounding kingdoms and territories, absorbing their civilizations and their peoples. By 1525, they dominated much of the west of the continent, relying on fortified strongholds, an extensive system of roads an bridges, and obligatory military service to control local populations. This title takes a detailed look at the development of Incan fortification techniques, and examines how they came to be overrun by the Spanish conquistadors.

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Published Jul 25 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841769394
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 47
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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