PERU: THE INCAS WAY OF RULING

Sapa Inca was the title of the sole ruler in Tawantinsuyu, The Four Regions. To and including the reign of the 9th Inca, Pachacútec, the ayllus had constituted the foundation of society. The Cusco-kingdom was relatively small, the ethnic Incas clustered in the manageable society and other ethnic groups could see benefits in joining the…

PERU: INKAERNES STYREFORM

Sapa inka var eneherskerens titel i Tawantinsuyu, De Fire Verdenshjørners Rige. Til og med Pachacútec, den 9. inka, havde aylluerne udgjort samfundets fundament. Cusco-kongedømmet var relativt lille, de etniske inkaer holdt sammen i det overskuelige samfund og andre etniske grupper kunne se fordele i at slutte op om herskeren i Cusco. Der kun var få…

PERU: DIVISION OF THE CONQUERED

The Inca could leave a conquered area for religious worship. Thus, a sacred mountain could be attributed ‘its’ area, just as gods, oracles, and the Sun Inti could ‘get’ possessions. Specifically, it meant that the people who lived in the area were instructed to cultivate the land and deliver the crops to the priests who…

PERU: DELING AF DET EROBREDE

Inkaen kunne overlade et erobret område til religiøs dyrkelse. Således kunne et helligt bjerg få tillagt ’sit’ område, lige som guder, orakler og Solen Inti hver især kunne ’få’ besiddelser. Konkret indebar det at de mennesker der boede i området blev pålagt at dyrke jorden og aflevere afgrøderne til de præster der stod for tilbedelsen…

PERU: THE INCA EMPIRE GROWS, GROWS AND GROWS

Pachacútec had his first son with his sister and appointed him heir to the throne. Later he had a son more, Túpac Inca Yupanqui, and then Pachacútec changed his mind and appointed him heir to the throne. In 1463, Túpac Inca Yupanqui was hailed as Pachacútecs comrade- in-arms – ie. his son waged war while…