Fredericksburg, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2012
Fredericksburg, TX – (April 14, 2012) – There is very little firm evidence that sheds light on the origins of the Incas. There is likewise little and often contradictory evidence about the events taking place at the time of the Inca’s glory. Published author E.L. Koschmieder provides the readers with reliable references as he describes and welcomes them to The Inca Kingdom.
From about AD 1200 to 1500 the Inca tribe was the dominant force in Peru. At 1500, their realm extended over three thousand miles along the west coast of South America from Ecuador to Chile. The rule of the Incas over the other Indian tribes was in general benevolent and beneficial. In 1535, the Inca realm was invaded by a bunch of ruthless Spanish adventurers who went for the gold of which the Incas had plenty. Their guns and canons and their horses, neither of which the Indians knew, made them superior in battle. The conquistadors defeated the Indians and destroyed the Inca kingdom in three years.
Filled with over a hundred photographs, the text of The Inca Kingdom documents the culture of the Incas. Visually arresting and highly informative, The Inca Kingdom offers a picturesque portrait that focuses on a tribe that has intrigued the world. It presents the beauty of the remnants of their culture; a special chapter “Inca Art” is included. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
After L. Koschmieder had made his Ph.D. he came to the US and worked as a Postdoc for two years at Harvard University and for two years at the University of Chicago. He then joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. His research dealt with Fluid Mechanics. He published the book Benard Cells and Taylor Vortices with Cambridge University Press. After he retired he went as a tourist to Peru and was fascinated by what he saw. The outcome of what he saw on further travel and his research of Inca history and culture is described in this book.
The Inca Kingdom * by E. L. Koschmieder
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Picture Book; $59.99; 204 pages; 978-1-4568-1874-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $69.99; 204 pages; 978-1-4568-1875-3
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