The Daily Life in Peru
Under the Last Incas
by Louis Baudin, translated by Winifred Bradford
The Macmillan Company, 1962, black & white photograph plates, hardcover, dustjacket,
Near Fine Condition, book in Fine condition, dustjacket has a few small tears and shelf-wear,
'The ancient Aztec, Mayan, and Incan cultures of South America have long been a source of fascination for historians and archaeologists. This book concerns the period just before the Spanish conquest in Peru, and the daily life of the Incan people, whose social system was a paradigm of our modern socialism and whose achievements made them one of the most advanced civilizations in the New World. Based mainly on contemporary sources, a lively account is given here of a people, the pleasures they enjoyed, their style of dress, their food, their civic and social life, their ceremonial rites, their art and literature. Here is a colorful picture of a romantic and searching civilization, contemporary to the time it portrays and to certain aspects of our own time as well.'