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Ancient TiticacaThe Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia$
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Charles Stanish

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232457

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001

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Conquest from Outside

Conquest from Outside

The Inca Occupation of the Titicaca Basin

(p.236) Chapter 10 Conquest from Outside
Ancient Titicaca

Charles Stanish

University of California Press

This chapter examines the history of the Inca occupation of the Titicaca Basin. It explains that the Inca political economy was based largely on the manipulation and transformation of traditional political and economic mechanisms in Andean society. It suggests that the first incursion into the Titicaca region was initiated by the early emperor known as Viracocha Inca, most likely in the middle of the fifteenth century. It also discusses the mytho-heroic histories which suggest that the actual incorporation of the region was accomplished by the son of Viracocha Inca, Pachacuti.

Keywords:   Titicaca Basin, Inca occupation, political economy, Viracocha Inca, Pachacuti

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