Ian Farrington, senior lecturer in archaeology at the Australian National University in Canberra, is the editor of Prehistoric Intensive Agriculture in the Tropics and coauthor of The Ancient Americas.
"An urgently needed analysis of the city leading up to the Spanish
conquest. . . . Those who study statecraft, urbanism, or New World
cultures will benefit immensely from the extraordinary lengths to
which Farrington has gone."--Journal of Anthropological
"No other book has focused so extensively on the oldest existing city in the Americas, and it fills a significant void in the study of pre-Hispanic urbanism. A magnificent accomplishment and model for other ancient urban studies. Essential."--Choice
"The first comprehensive scholarly text that uses archaeological data and historical descriptions to analyze the making, development, and urban life of Cuzco [sic] during the Inca period."--Hispanic American Historical Review