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Readings on the Inca Empire Book Report

… ¶ … Inca

Reaction- After reading the material from both Mann and Wright, I was struck by the sheer luck that the Spanish experienced in the conquest of the Inca. It is almost mind-boggling that the Incan Empire; over 3,000 miles in length, with tens of thousands of trained warriors, would be crushed in a few years. However, once one understands that it was likely a combination of diseases brought by the Spanish and alliances Pizarro made with unhappy chieftans who wanted to topple the central government, that allowed such a small force to win over the vast Incan empire. It also seems we tend to become a bit nostalgic about certain historical issues -- and find that actually, the truth is far from black…. [read more]


Titu Cusi Yupanqui History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru Term Paper

… ¶ … Titu Cusi Yupanqui, History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru

"History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru" -- Critical Analysis

Catherine Julien's book "History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru" is a translated account initially written by Titu Cusi, the penultimate leader of the neo-Incan state. The text is impressive because it provides readers with the opportunity to learn more about the moment when the American continent was invaded as seen by Native Americans. Julien makes it possible for the masses to understand that the Incan civilization started to suffer significantly because of other reasons, as Spanish conquistadors were not the only factor causing this state to fall. Titu does not hesitate to emphasize the fact that his people suffered…. [read more]


Inca Throughout the History of Mankind Essay

… Inca

Throughout the history of mankind, there have been several notable civilizations that started in the Before Common Era (BCE) age. These were the Indian, Chinese, Roman, Greek civilizations. But relatively recently, specifically during the Middle Ages rose civilizations that might probably have been considered relatively primitive and also relatively unknown. This is because they arose in relatively remote and relatively smaller communities. But they nonetheless left their mark on civilization, despite the fact that they were discovered only relatively recently. These are the civilizations of North America and South and Central America -- the Aztecs (in what is now Mexico), the Mayas and the Inkas (also spelled Incas -- the spelling used throughout this essay). Most people who travel for pleasure will list the…. [read more]


Human Sacrifice Essay

… Even though being buried alive must have been terrifying, nobles would willingly give their most prized children for sacrifices. It was believed that these sacrificial children had to be perfect in every way, physically and morally. Thus, they were offering their best to the Inca, "Son of Sun," the living incarnation of Inti. Other graves have been found with pairs of children. According to Colin McEwan and Maarten van de Guchte in "Ancestral Time and Sacred Space in Inca State Ritual," some of the children married in pairs by the Inca and were sent back home finely clad. Other pairs were immolated for a marriage in Inca heaven (as cited by Raggio, 2003, p. 5).

The traditional interpretation of these children sacrifices seems to be…. [read more]


Amerindians (Wright) What Is Your Gut Reaction Case Study

… ¶ … Amerindians

(Wright) What is your gut reaction to this reading? That once again, a comedy of errors turned into a serious situation when confronting another culture. The Europeans did not understand the Amerindians, the Amerindians did not understand the Conquistadores. The mighty empires fell because they had no guns, germs, or steel (with apologies to Jared Diamond). Numerous similarities exist between the conquest of the Aztec and Inca, and one or two different actions could have changed history completely. There was arrogance on both sides. Atawallpa thought he could use the "others" to enhance his position, Pizzaro was confident that Spanish might and religious destiny would prevail.

Give the date, place and basic elements of the successful confrontation the Spanish had with Inca…. [read more]


Indigenous People Were Conquered Term Paper

… " The social unit, then, was primarily based on cooperation and communality (INCAS (http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAMRCA/INCAS.HTM)."

The desire by the Incas to rule was strong but it was done by allowing those that they conquered to become part of the Inca "family." The biggest mistake that was made in the Inca existence was the fact that it was centrally run. It all went back to the Inca leader. This was proof of their desire to be "in charge" of all they conquered, and it also provided the Spanish with an easy access to conquer them. All the Spanish had to do was to destroy the leader and the first layer of protectors of the people and they would destroy then entire Inca empire. This is exactly what…. [read more]


Mexico or Mesoamerica Term Paper

… Mesoamerica

The history of Mexico can be extended back at least 20,000 years based on archaeological evidence showing signs of human habitation north of the Valley of Mexico. The people of Northern Mexico then and later were hunters and gatherers in a semi-desert area. Agriculture began in the region around 3,000 B.C. A number of related civilizations emerged in the area of Mesoamerica (which includes the central area of Mexico, Cental America, down to Guatemala and Honduras) before the coming of the Spanish in the sixteenth century.

Development of Mesoamerican Civilization

Among the civilizations of import in this area were the Olmecs, the Teotihuacans, the Toltecs, the Mayans, the Zapotecs, and the Aztecs. The Classic Period is dated from around 500 B.C. To 800 A.D.,…. [read more]


Hispanic Community Term Paper

… This is an unusually rich variety of folk styles.

Hispanic folk Art surrounds us. It is evident in the rural and urban, secular and religious areas of life. The Hispanics have used folk art for hundreds of years to court lovers, amuse children, and honor ancestors. It is an expression of a people's fears and dreams. In modern times, folk art continues to be an important device for relating to the physical, social, and spiritual worlds. Examples include ceramic vessels to hold wine or olive oil, chairs for resting, wooden trunks to store prized textiles, and thousands of other items in the Spanish home. Few folk artists, however, are content to limit their craft to satisfying just the practical need. Most embellish their objects in…. [read more]


Aztecs and Incas Reaction Paper

… The Incas were never harsh to those whom they defeated in the situation where they entered any land via war and after defeat they could give back the possessions to their owners and only give directions on their way of life which was not to interfere with the captives' way of life but was to offer loyalty to their king.

There ruling system was organized in that their leaders served as head of the regions or provinces in which tributes were brought. This was properly coordinated in that none of them lacked idea on where to take his tribute. Their king could go out most of the times hence meat people who could give opinion on his leadership from that he could know those who…. [read more]


Chattel Slavery and Race Relations Term Paper

… Slavery and Race Relations

Slavery was inconsistent with the ideals incorporated in the Constitution and yet it was allowed by the founding fathers because they wanted to preserve the Union at all costs. We must here understand that it is absolutely impossible for a country or any institution to operate with conflicting values. Slavery was an abominable practice, which should have been abolished immediately after the formation of United States Constitution because it clashed with the ideals of freedom and liberty for all. However while North had some reasons to oppose it, South had numerous others to maintain this oppressive institution.

It is important to bear in mind the arguments that were given against and in favor of slave trade and this will help us…. [read more]


Motivations for and Effects of European Colonialism Term Paper

… Motivations for and Effects of European Colonialism in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

From the 15th century onward, European colonization of Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively, was motivated by economic greed, and (to a lesser extent) by religious zeal on the part of European nations (e.g., Spain in particular) wishing to spread Christianity to "uncivilized" indigenous peoples. As a result of New World colonialism, Spanish influence, for example, is still strongly felt throughout the Americas today, and British; Dutch; French, and Portuguese influence is all still strongly evident within many parts of Africa. Widespread European colonization (and domination) of the two regions was, from the 15th century on, driven neither by intellectual curiosity nor any desire to help or learn from indigenous peoples, but…. [read more]


Art of Colonial Latin America Research Paper

… Art of Colonial Latin America

In her essay, "Art of Colonial America," Bailey provides a timely overview of 330-year period of Latin American colonial art to the 21st century. The first point made by Bailey is that at no time in history has Latin American art been as relevant and important as today and goes on to support these assertions with several examples to demonstrate why. Another important point made by Bailey concerns the creativity of these artworks irrespective of the artists' origins, a point once again supported with examples from the historical record. To determine how other curators have interpreted these two primary issues through the exhibition of colonial Latin American works, this paper provides a review of Painting a New World: Mexican Art…. [read more]


Native Societies and Disease Essay

… Marie, Detroit and around Lake Superior. In 1669-70, a smallpox epidemic "spread from New France to sault Ste. Marie on Lake Superior," originally brought to the colony from a ship that landed in Quebec. Aboriginal peoples regularly gathered in this city during the warm weather months, and they brought the disease back with them. It destroyed 90% or more of the population around Tadoucsac, Isle Verte and the Gaspe region, then spread north along the Rupert River.[footnoteRef:18] Smallpox also "devastated the Attikameque living up the St. Lawrence near Trois Rivieres," so much so that they were forced to abandon their town.[footnoteRef:19] This epidemic continued its work at least up to 1679, with European traders and missionaries reporting outbreaks and starvation throughout the north and west.…. [read more]


Chile, Officially Known as Republic Essay

… The remarkable fact is that the principles, morals, values and ethics of the Chilean identity are even shared by the Araucanians and certain Aymara minorities which at the same time attach importance to their own cultural heritage as well. It is incredible that Chileans have an amazing knack to display a high degree of broadmindedness and patience toward the customs and traditions of marginal groups in the country. The Chileans also demonstrate great tolerance towards Christian and non-Christian religious practices. One can easily observe the essence of local custom and tradition in Chile in the various vibrant religious festivals that happen at a variety of regions all over the country ("Chile").

Cueca is the national dance of the country whereas tonada is a form of…. [read more]


Guns Germs and Steel the Fates of Human Societies Term Paper

… Guns, Germs, And Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond's book - Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies won the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal. (Editorial Reviews: Amazon.com) Only some are more extensively competent to mark history with regard to geography and sociobiology. Jared Diamond who is a molecular physiologist at UCLA is an evolutionary biologist as well in the discipline. He was interested in bird watching and for 33 years he was in New Guinea which was a seat of learning of the 1000 languages out of the 6000 languages existent in the universe. This made him to come in contact with an amazing diversity…. [read more]


Influence or Contribution of Pablo Neruda in Politics Thesis

… ¶ … Politics of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda is synonymous with the people's political, cultural, and literary movements of mid twentieth century Chile. Poet, diplomat, Nobel Prize winner, politician and pundit, Neruda filled the roles that he believed would best benefit the people and Chile. His career began as a poet, transitioned to diplomat and representative of the Communist Party of Chile, and ended with the coup against Salvador Allende by General Augusto Pinochet. While he died shortly after, Neruda's influence was strongly felt throughout the socialist, communist, and peasant-class people of Chile. What marks Neruda as unique among political figures and those with strong political influence, particularly posthumously, is that his adulthood was formed in poetry and literature. A man of the arts, a…. [read more]

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