Brian S. Bauer

Brian S. Bauer is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author or coauthor of four previous books on the Inca.


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  1. Account of the Fables and Rites of the Incas
    Only a few decades after the Spanish conquest of Peru, the third Bishop of Cuzco, Sebastián de Lartaún, called for a report on the religious practices of the Incas. The report was prepared by Cristóbal de Molina, a priest of... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  2. The Sacred Landscape of the Inca
    The ceque system of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, was perhaps the most complex indigenous ritual system in the pre-Columbian Americas. From a center known as the Coricancha (Golden Enclosure) or the Temple of... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2011
    Paperback | £28.99
  3. The History of the Incas
    The History of the Incas may be the best description of Inca life and mythology to survive Spanish colonization of Peru. Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, a well-educated sea captain and cosmographer of the viceroyalty, wrote the document... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2007
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  4. Ancient Cuzco
    The Cuzco Valley of Peru was both the sacred and the political center of the largest state in the prehistoric Americas—the Inca Empire. From the city of Cuzco, the Incas ruled at least eight million people in a realm that stretched... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2004
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  5. Ritual and Pilgrimage in the Ancient Andes
    The Islands of the Sun and the Moon in Bolivia's Lake Titicaca were two of the most sacred locations in the Inca empire. A pan-Andean belief held that they marked the origin place of the Sun and the Moon, and pilgrims from across... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2001
    Paperback | £26.99
  6. The Development of the Inca State

    The Development of the Inca State

    Written by Brian S. Bauer, Foreword by Gary Urton

    University of Texas Press

    The Inca empire was the largest state in the Americas at the time of the Spanish invasion in 1532. From its political center in the Cuzco Valley, it controlled much of the area included in the modern nations of Ecuador, Peru,... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1996
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