The Last Days Of The Incas

Author: Kim MacQuarrie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405526076

Category: History

Page: 544

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The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca. Despite being outnumbered by more than two hundred to one, the Spaniards prevailed-due largely to their horses, their steel armour and swords, and their tactic of surprise. They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa. Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold, the Spaniards executed him anyway. The following year, the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cuzco, completing their conquest of the largest native empire the New World has ever known. Peru was now a Spanish colony, and the conquistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. But the Incas did not submit willingly. A young Inca emperor, the brother of Atahualpa, soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards, inflicting heavy casualties and nearly wiping out the conquerors. Eventually, however, Pizarro and his men forced the emperor to abandon the Andes and flee to the Amazon. There, he established a hidden capital, called Vilcabamba-only recently rediscovered by a trio of colorful American explorers. Although the Incas fought a deadly, thirty-six-year-long guerrilla war, the Spanish ultimately captured the last Inca emperor and vanquished the native resistance.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Peru

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Author: Carolyn McCarthy

Publisher: Mair Dumont DE

ISBN: 3829785968

Category: Travel

Page: 620

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Lonely Planet E-Books für dein Smartphone, Tablet oder E-Book Reader! Spare Gewicht im Gepäck und nutze viele praktische Feature auf deiner nächsten Reise: - Navigiere schnell und einfach im E-Book mit unseren hilfreichen Links - Weblinks führen dich direkt zu weiteren Infos - Offline-Karten (inkl. Zoom) + Google Maps Links zeigen dir den Weg NEU: Karten mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder speichern – vermeide Roaming im Ausland! - Durchsuche den Text in Sekunden nach beliebigen Stichworten - Mache Notizen und Lesezeichen und erstelle dir ganz einfach einen individuellen Reiseplan E-Book basiert auf: 4. Auflage 2017 Mit dem Lonely Planet Peru auf eigene Faust durch ein Land voller Kultur, Natur und Abenteuer! Mit der rundum aktualisierten Neuauflage sind Individualreisende auch abseits der Touristenpfade zuverlässig unterwegs. Berge, Hochland und Pazifik sind ein Paradies für Aktivurlauber: Wandern & Trekking, Rafting & Kajakfahren, Surfen, Kitesurfen & Stehpaddeln oder Mountainbiken, Sandboarden und Pargliding. Wer es ruhiger haben möchte, macht eine Erkundungstour mit dem Boot, geht Schnorcheln oder Tauchen oder pilgert zur berühmten Inka-Stätte Machu Picchu. Was auch immer – Peru ist mit seiner eindrucksvollen Flora und Fauna wie geschaffen für Naturliebhaber. Die 20 Highlights, die Sie auf keinen Fall versäumen sollten, machen Lust auf Land und Leute . Eingestreute Infokästen unterhalten den Leser mit Besonderheiten oder nützlichen Empfehlungen und Tipps und bringen den nötigen Background zur Geschichte des Landes. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, Themen-Specials, zahlreiche Reiserouten und Verkehrswege und - damit Sie gut durch ́s Land kommen - einem Sprachführer. Sie möchten nach Peru? Mit dem Lonely Planet im Rucksack oder Handschuhfach sind Sie garantiert bestens gerüstet für das Land der Inkas – „Bienvenidos a Perú

Tod in den Anden

Roman

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518736353

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Auf ihrem Posten in den peruanischen Anden sitzen Korporal Lituma und sein Helfer Tomás wie in einer Falle. Unter ständiger Bedrohung durch Terrorkommandos und eine gewalttätige Natur sollen sie das mysteriöse Verschwinden dreier Menschen aufklären. Überall schlägt ihnen Mißtrauen entgegen, unheimliche Geschichten dringen an ihr Ohr. Hätte Tomás nicht die brennende Erinnerung an seine abenteuerliche Liebesgeschichte mit Mercedes, von der er Lituma Nacht für Nacht erzählt, die beiden müßten eingehen in dieser feindseligen, abergläubischen Bergwelt. So abweisend das Klima und so verstörend die Bruchstücke der Wahrheit, die sie nach und nach ans Licht bringen, sie lassen nicht locker. Was in den Bergen geschah, hat die Ausmaße eines unfaßbaren Dramas.

Lost City of the Incas

Author: Hiram Bingham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 feet above the torrent of the Urubamba River. The buildings were of white granite, exquisitely carved blocks each higher than a man. Bingham had not, as it turned out, found Vilcabamba, but he had nevertheless made an astonishing and memorable discovery, which he describes in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.

How the Incas Built Their Heartland

State Formation and the Innovation of Imperial Strategies in the Sacred Valley, Peru

Author: R. Alan Covey

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472114788

Category: History

Page: 333

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Inca archaeology has traditionally been intimately tied to the study of the Spanish chronicles, but archaeologists are often asked to explain how Inca civilization relates to earlier states and empires in the Andean highlands-a time period with little coinciding documentary record. Until recently, few archaeologists working in and around the Inca heartland conducted archaeological research into the period between AD 1000 and AD 1400, leaving a great divide between pre-Inca archaeology and Inca studies. In How the Incas Built Their Heartland R. Alan Covey supplements an archaeological approach with the tools of a historian, forming an interdisciplinary study of how the Incas became sufficiently powerful to embark on an unprecedented campaign of territorial expansion and how such developments related to earlier patterns of Andean statecraft. In roughly a hundred years of military campaigns, Inca dominion spread like wildfire across the Andes, a process traditionally thought to have been set in motion by a single charismatic ruler, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. Taking nearly a century of archaeological research in the region around the Inca capital as his point of departure, Covey offers an alternative description of Inca society in the centuries leading up to imperial expansion. To do so, Covey proposes a new reading of the Spanish chronicles, one that focuses on processes, rather than singular events, occurring throughout the region surrounding Cusco, the Inca capital. His focus on long-term regional changes, rather than heroic actions of Inca kings, allows the historical and archaeological evidence to be placed on equal interpretive footing. The result is a narrative of Inca political origins linking Inca statecraft to traditions of Andean power structures, long-term ecological changes, and internal social transformations. By reading the Inca histories in a compatible way, Covey shows that it is possible to construct a unified theory of how the Inca heartland was transformed after AD 1000. R. Alan Covey is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University.

Book Lust to Go

Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617015

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

The Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru, Abridged

Author: Garcilaso De La Vega

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603848568

Category: History

Page: 264

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This new abridgment of both volumes of Livermore's classic translation presents those selections that comprise Garcilaso's historical narrative. Karen Spalding's new Introduction and notes set Garcilaso in his intellectual, historical, and cultural contexts.

The White Rock

An Exploration of the Inca Heartland

Author: Hugh Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297866168

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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One man goes in search of the lost cities of the Amazon in the Inca heartland. The lost cities of South America have always exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination. The ruins of the Incas and other pre-Colombian civilisations are scattered over thousands of miles of still largely uncharted territory, particularly in the Eastern Andes, where the mountains fall away towards the Amazon. Twenty-five years ago, Hugh Thomson set off into the cloud-forest on foot to find a ruin that had been carelessly lost again after its initial discovery. Into his history of the Inca Empire he weaves the story of his adventures as he travelled to the most remote Inca cities. It is also the story of the great explorers in whose footsteps he followed, such as Hiram Bingham and Gene Savoy.

The Conquest of the Incas

Author: John Hemming

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780156028264

Category: History

Page: 624

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This monumental work of history removes the Incas from the realm of legend and shows the reality of their struggles against the Spanish invasion. Winner of the 1971 Christopher Award. Index; photographs, maps, and line drawings.

Millennium

Die Geburt Europas aus dem Mittelalter

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101446

Category: History

Page: 518

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Mit »Millenium« schließt Tom Holland an seinen weltweiten Erfolg »Persisches Feuer« an. Anno Domini 900: Von drei Himmelsrichtungen durch unerbittliche Feinde bedrängt, während in der vierten Richtung nur der Ozean lag, schien es, dass der christlichen Bevölkerung keinerlei Spielraum mehr blieb. Und im Schatten des Jahrtausendwechsels befürchteten viele, dass der Antichrist erscheinen würde, um die Welt in Blut zu ertränken und ihr Ende anzukünden. Doch das Christentum brach nicht zusammen. Vielmehr wurde in den Erschütterungen jener furchtbaren Zeiten eine neue Zivilisation geschmiedet. In weit ausholendem epischem Zugriff, der uns von der Kreuzigung Christi zum Ersten Kreuzzug mitnimmt, vom Prunk Konstantinopels zu den trostlosen Küsten Kanadas, ist »Millennium« die brillante Darstellung einer schicksalsträchtigen Revolution: dem Auftauchen Westeuropas als einer unterscheidbaren, expansionistischen Macht.

Edgar Cayce's Story of the Soul

Author: W.H. Church

Publisher: ARE Press

ISBN: 0876042736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Gain a true understanding of the genesis of souls and what happened in the Garden of Eden. Read about Atlantis, the Yucatan, Fallen Angels, Mound Builders and more. Read this story of the soul on its journey through Lemuria and Atlantis and know that you were there, too. Relive what may by your own history in Egypt, Persia, and prehistoric America. Walk with Abraham and the other patriarchs in the desert in the great search for God that we all share.

Machu Picchu

Die legendäre Entdeckungsreise im Land der Inka

Author: Hiram Bingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492403122

Category:

Page: 342

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Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara: Volume 1

Undertaken by Order of the Imperial Government, in the Years 1857, 1858, and 1859

Author: Karl von Scherzer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108059759

Category: History

Page: 564

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Joined by seven eminent natural scientists, including Karl von Scherzer (1821-1903), the Austrian naval expedition of 1857-9 was remarkable for its globe-spanning scale. During the course of the voyage, the naturalists collected an abundance of samples which contributed to several scientific discoveries, including the isolation of cocaine in its pure form. Some of the investigations also revolutionised knowledge in such fields as geology, oceanography, hydrography and geomagnetism, and are still being studied by modern-day researchers. Prepared by Scherzer and first published in English in 1861-3, this is a compelling three-volume account of the mission, remaining relevant to scholars interested in naval exploration and the history of science. Opening with the guidance given by Alexander von Humboldt prior to the expedition, Volume 1 covers the leg between Europe and India. It includes notes on the social structure of the populations encountered, and on the local flora and fauna.

Die goldene Stadt

Author: Sabrina Janesch

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644123314

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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«Makellos geschrieben, fesselnde Figuren, Reichtum, wohin man sieht – plastisch, farbig und unvergesslich.» Sten Nadolny über «Die goldene Stadt» «Sabrina Janesch hat einen großen Abenteuerroman geschrieben, phantastisch anmutend und doch historisch wahr – eine Hommage an die Grenzenlosigkeit der menschlichen Neugier.» Alberto Manguel über «Die goldene Stadt» Peru, 1887. Das ganze Land redet nur von einem Mann – und seiner großen Entdeckung: Augusto Berns will die verlorene Stadt der Inka gefunden haben. Das Medienecho reicht von Lima bis London und New York. Doch wer ist der Mann, der vielleicht El Dorado entdeckt hat? Alles beginnt mit einem Jungen, der am Rhein Gold wäscht und sich in erträumten Welten verliert, der später in Berlin den glühend verehrten Alexander von Humboldt befragt, um bald darauf einen Entschluss zu fassen: Er, Berns, will die goldene Stadt finden. Berns wagt die Überfahrt nach Peru, wo er eher zufällig zum Helden im Spanisch-Südamerikanischen Krieg wird, dann als Ingenieur der Eisenbahn Mittel für seine Expedition sammelt. Mit dem Amerikaner Harry Singer besteigt er die Höhen der Anden und schlägt sich durch tiefsten Dschungel – um schließlich an einen Ort zu gelangen, der phantastischer ist als alles, was er sich je vorgestellt hat. Erst seit kurzem weiß man, dass das sagenumwobene Machu Picchu in Peru von einem Deutschen entdeckt wurde. Sabrina Janesch hat sich auf die Spuren des vergessenen Entdeckers begeben und erzählt seine aufregende Geschichte. Ein Roman von großer literarischer Kraft, der uns in eine exotische Welt eintauchen lässt – und zeigt, was es bedeutet, für einen Traum zu leben.

Alternative States of Consciousness in Shamanism, Imaginal Psychotherapies, Hypnotherapy, and Meditation Including a Shamanism and Meditation Inspired Personal and Professional Training Program for the 21st Century Psychotherapist

A Cognitive, Intrapsychic, Experiential, and Transpersonal Research Project and Program

Author: Allen Holmquist

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123574

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 600

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Shamanism, hypnosis, imaginal psychotherapies, and meditation are based on the use of what we in the modern western world think of as non-ordinary human consciousness. These four modalities have fundamental similarities and differences in purpose, theory, technique, type of alternative consciousness, and their application of non-ordinary reality. Shamanism, the oldest and most intertwined with the cultures in which it is practiced, will be explored as a model for individual healing and transformation and professional training. The shamanic way will also be explored as a model of consciousness and a world-view that offers individuals, groups, and society much needed coping mechanisms, healing techniques, and transformative values that may be helpful in dealing with this trying and important transition time for humanity. Imaginal therapies, meditation and hypnosis all have their roots in shamanism, although in some parts of the world at certain times in history, shamanism borrowed from meditation in its adaptation and development.

Archaeoastronomy in the New World

American Primitive Astronomy

Author: Anthony F. Aveni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521247314

Category: Science

Page: 219

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This volume summarises the proceedings of a conference which took place at the University of Oxford in September 1981.

In Search of Lost Frogs

Author: Robin Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408186357

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, found only in Ecuador - which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries - such as the Elegant Tropical Frog, last seen in 1937 and the Chalazodes Bubble-nest Frog - last seen in 1874 and two new species later, the Search for Lost Frogs had generated more than 650 news articles in 20 countries and over a billion potential viewers. Author Robin Moore was responsible for spearheading the Search for Lost Frogs and coordinating the teams. He also co-led two expeditions to Colombia and Haiti. In Colombia in search of the Mesopotamia Beaked Toad, the steamy jungles of the Choco yielded not the desired species but a brand new one - the Mr. Burns Toad, so-called because of an uncanny resemblance to the Simpsons' character; the species was selected as one of Time magazine's top ten new species of 2010. In Haiti the team found six frogs last seen 20 years before, including the Ventriloqual Frog, named for its ability to throw its voice. This fascinating new book tells the story of the expedition - its highs and lows, discoveries and failures and the campaign's ongoing work. Despite the campaign, one third of the world's amphibians remain threatened with extinction. Most of the species searched for were not found. But those that were provide a glimmer of hope. Understanding why these species have survived when many others have not should help us understand what makes these species different. In Search of Lost Frogs is a story of perseverance, disappointment, rediscovery, resilience, but ultimately of hope, written with passion and illustrated with the author's superb photographs.