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Review of Bauer, Brian S. The Development of the Inca State . Austin: University of Texas Press: 1992. by Heather Fackelman Montclair State University Early Latin American Civilizations Professor Fernandes March 4, 2008
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The Inca empire was divided into four units that expanded out from its capital, Cuzco. These were known as suyus, and were located to the northwest (Chinchaysuyu), northeast (Antisuyu), southeast (Collasuyu), and southwest (Cuntisuyu). These suyus were inhabited by ethnic groups who controlled certain territories within the suyu system. Social hierarchy within the suyus were determined by ranked kin groups, which came from the first mythical Inca, Manco Capac and his royal siblings. The “poor Inca” formed the lower class that supported the rulers through tribute. People were recognized as true Incas by either being associated with ancestral representatives who were with Manco Capac on his journey from Tambotoco to Cuzco, or if they lived in the region where it was customary to wear ear spools, which was a tradition dating back from the time of Manco Capac. Of Incan history there is only one specific date, and that is the date Pizarro captured the Inca, Atahualpa: November 16, 1532. The Inca’s seizure and ultimate death marked the end of native rule in the empire. The Incan empire has approximate starting and ending dates of 1250 AD to 1533 AD, but there are no definite dates recorded
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