Murra, John V.. The economic organization of the Inka State

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The economic organization of the Inka State

Published By: Original publisher Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press. 1980. xxxii, 208 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by John Victor Murra

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Inka (SE80)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Mnemonic devices (211); Domesticated animals (231); Pastoral activities (233); Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Domestic service (357); Real property (423); Retail marketing (443); Lineages (613); Community heads (622); Chief executive (643); Executive household (644); External relations (648); Taxation and public income (651); Public works (653); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Prophets and ascetics (792);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the economic and social organization of the Inca empire prior to 1532, before the Spanish invasion, conquest, and colonial rule had an impact on the society. The major themes discussed in this document deal with village and state economic features, the controversy over the existence of commerce, structural changes the Inca state was undergoing in the last decades of its existence, and, in the epilogue, the author's speculations about the future of the system had it survived beyond 1532.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. se80-017

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Originally presented as the author's thesis, University of Chicago, 1955, under title: The economic organization of the Inca State Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-201) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnohistorian-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2003

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 800-400 BP (1200-1600 A.D.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Incas


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