Austin, Texas, U. S. A., University of Texas Press: 1997
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Condition: New in New dust jacket
Since prehistoric times, Andean societies have been organized around the ayllu, a grouping of real or ceremonial kinspeople who share labor, resources, and ritual obligations. Many Andean scholars believe the ayllu is as ancient as Andean culture itself, dating back to 6000 B. C. , and that it arose to alleviate the hardships of farming in the mountainous Andean environment. In this bold revisionist book, however, William Isbell persuasively argues that the ayllu developed during the latter half of the Early Intermediate Period (around A. D. 200) as a means of resistance to the process of stat... View More...