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Southeast Inka Frontiers: Boundaries and Interactions

Sonia Alconini

Abstract

Southeast Inka Frontiers explores how the Inka empire exercised control over vast expanses of land and peoples in the Southeastern frontier, a territory located over hundreds of kilometers away from the capital city of Cuzco. This frontier region was the setting for the fascinating encounter between the Inka, the largest empire in the pre-Columbian world, and the fierce Guaraní tribes from the tropical mountains and beyond. This singular encounter also occasioned radical shifts in the political economy of many indigenous frontier populations like the Yampara. Based on extensive field research, ... More

Keywords: Inka, Cuzco, Guaraní, Yampara, Frontier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062914
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062914.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Alconini, author
University of Texas at San Antonio