[bksvol-discuss] Re: another question about the Last Days of the Incas

Hmm. Maybe it was Carrie. I wonder if it was on the
Times Best Sellers List.

Cindy

--- Scott Berry <sberry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Actually,
> 
> It was found on Step 1 believe it or not.
> 
> Scott
> 
> Grandma Cindy wrote:
> > O.K. I've got requests in. A lot of copies have
> been
> > ordered or are in process, so it shouldn't take
> too
> > long. What library system do you have that has the
> > book already, or did you buy it? Just curious.
> >
> > Cindy
> >
> > --- Scott Berry <sberry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> Hi Cindy,
> >>
> >> If you would get the book that would be great.
> >> Thanks for the generosity.
> >>
> >> Scott
> >>
> >> Grandma Cindy wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Usually, at least in books I've validated, e.g.,
> >>>       
> >> The
> >>     
> >>> Complete Verse of Rudyard Kipling and helping
> >>>       
> >> Lissi
> >>     
> >>> with some footnotes in the Tolkien, those words
> in
> >>>       
> >> the
> >>     
> >>> text have asterisks or footnote numbers, and the
> >>> explanations are at the bottom of the page. It
> >>>       
> >> seems
> >>     
> >>> as if that's the situation here, so, as Shelley
> >>>       
> >> said,
> >>     
> >>> put two or three line spaces between the last
> line
> >>>       
> >> of
> >>     
> >>> the text and the definitions, and put each of
> the
> >>> definitions on a separate line. You can put them
> >>>       
> >> in a
> >>     
> >>> smaller font, too, if you want, because they're
> >>> probably in a smaller font in the print book.
> >>>
> >>> The problem is that the asterisk or footnote
> >>>       
> >> number or
> >>     
> >>> whatever probably didn't scan. I've found that
> to
> >>>       
> >> be
> >>     
> >>> the case in books I've validated--the footnote
> >>>       
> >> numbers
> >>     
> >>> are so small that often they don't scan. If you
> >>>       
> >> can
> >>     
> >>> and are willing, you can put them in yourself.
> Or
> >>>       
> >> I
> >>     
> >>> think--was someone going to get the book to help
> >>>       
> >> you?
> >>     
> >>> I  can, if you want, but I thought someone else
> >>>       
> >> was
> >>     
> >>> going to.
> >>>
> >>> Cindy
> >>>
> >>> --- Scott Berry <sberry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> Hello there,
> >>>>
> >>>> I have another question about this book. At the
> >>>>         
> >> end
> >>     
> >>>> of page 45 there are 
> >>>> some definitions for words as you will see from
> >>>>         
> >> the
> >>     
> >>>> insertion I am 
> >>>> including. I wonder how would it be best to
> >>>>         
> >> separate
> >>     
> >>>> the definitions 
> >>>> from the actual text because it could become
> >>>> confusing when trying to 
> >>>> read. I had to read it twice to figure out what
> >>>>         
> >> was
> >>     
> >>>> up. Here is the page 
> >>>> which has the definitions:
> >>>>
> >>>> Pachacuti began rapidly to conquer the amalgam
> of
> >>>> tribes, kingdoms, and 
> >>>> city-states that lay strewn across the Andes.
> >>>> Pachacuti's bold forays 
> >>>> and those of his son, Tupac Inca, eventually
> >>>> culminated in the toppling 
> >>>> of the old Chimu Empire, located on the
> >>>>         
> >> northwestern
> >>     
> >>>> coast. Within a 
> >>>> single lifetime, then, Pachacuti and his son
> had
> >>>> seized a 1,400-mile 
> >>>> stretch of the Andes, from present-day Bolivia
> to
> >>>> northern Peru, plus 
> >>>> much of the adjacent coast. No longer were the
> >>>>         
> >> Incas
> >>     
> >>>> a small, pregnable 
> >>>> group exposed to the vagaries of other
> kingdoms'
> >>>> marauding armies. 
> >>>> Pachacuti had become the first Inca king to
> >>>>         
> >> fashion
> >>     
> >>>> a veritable empire�a 
> >>>> vast, multiethnic conglomeration that had been
> >>>> created through conquest 
> >>>> and that Pachacuti now ruled over with a tiny
> >>>>         
> >> band
> >>     
> >>>> of Inca elite.
> >>>> Pachacuti called his new empire Tawantinsuyu,
> or
> >>>> "the four parts 
> >>>> united," as he divided it into four regions:
> >>>> Chinchaysuyu, Cuntisuyu, 
> >>>> Collasuyu, and Antisuyu. The capital, Cuzco,
> lay
> >>>>         
> >> at
> >>     
> >>>> the intersection 
> >>>> where all four suyus came together. In a sense,
> >>>> Pachacuti and Tupac Inca 
> >>>> had created a conquest enterprise. Through
> >>>>         
> >> threat,
> >>     
> >>>> negotiation, or 
> >>>> actual bloody conquest, they subjugated new
> >>>> provinces, determined the 
> >>>> number of tax-paying peasants, installed a
> local
> >>>> Inca governor, and then 
> >>>> left an administration in place that was
> >>>>         
> >> empowered
> >>     
> >>>> to supervise and 
> >>>> collect taxes before their armies moved on. If
> >>>> cooperative, the local 
> >>>> elites were allowed to retain their privileged
> >>>> positions and were 
> >>>> rewarded handsomely for their collaboration. If
> >>>> uncooperative, the Incas 
> >>>> exterminated them and wiped out their
> supporters.
> >>>> Peasants were a crop, 
> >>>> a crop that could be harvested through periodic
> >>>> taxation. Docile, 
> >>>> obedient workers who created surpluses, in
> fact,
> >>>> were a crop more 
> >>>> valuable than any of the five thousand
> varieties
> >>>>         
> >> of
> >>     
> >>>> potatoes the Incas 
> >>>> cultivated in the Andes, more valuable even
> than
> >>>>         
> >> the
> >>     
> >>>> vast herds of 
> >>>> llamas and alpacas that the Incas periodically
> >>>>         
> >> used
> >>     
> >>>> for their meat and 
> >>>> wool. It was the peasants and their associated
> >>>>         
> >> lands
> >>     
> >>>> that the Incas 
> >>>> coveted, and it was by taxing the peasants'
> labor
> >>>> that the Inca elite 
> >>>> continued to increase their wealth, prestige,
> and
> >>>> power.
> >>>> Tupac Inca, who had carried out successful
> >>>>         
> >> campaigns
> >>     
> >>>> in the north and on 
> >>>> the coast, also succeeded in extending the Inca
> >>>> Empire farther east, 
> >>>> marching from the high frigid plains of the
> Andes
> >>>> down into the sweltering
> >>>> Tttwantin in the Inca language, Quechua, means
> a
> >>>> group of four things 
> >>>> (tawa means four with the suffix -ruin, which
> >>>>         
> >> names
> >>     
> >>>> a group; and suyu, 
> >>>> which means "part").
> >>>> 45
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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