Topic, Theresa Lange. Territorial expansion and the kingdom of Chimor

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

Title: Territorial expansion and the kingdom of Chimor

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins

Published By: Original publisher The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1990. 177-194 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Theresa Lange Topic

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chimu (SE75)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Military installations (712); Instigation of war (721); Warfare (726); Administrative agencies (647); Classes (565); Ethnic stratification (563); Routes (487); External relations (648); Peacemaking (728);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Early seventeenth century ethnohistoric accounts of the Chimu and Inka are compared to archaeological survey data for fortifications in several valleys, including location, date of construction and length of occupation, artifacts such as weapon stock piles and ceramics, and other evidence for military activities. Written sources offer complementary information on how the Chimu viewed their political and social landscape, a cursory outline of military history, and the importance of militarism in Chimu society. The Chimu appear to have been more aggressive than other north coast groups, with military action more important than alliances in a territorial expansion featuring three major stages of conquest. Although the nobility of new groups was incorporated into the bureaucracy and political and military administrations, they still appear to have been classed as outsiders. The Chimu seem to only have been interested in territorial control of the coast, although they did control transportation routes leading into the sierra.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. se75-024

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1977-1980

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 Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1100-530 BP (AD 900-1470)

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chimu Indians--Politics and government--Congresses//Chimu Indians--Antiquities--Congresses//Chan Chan Site (Peru)--Congresses//Peru--Antiquities--Congresses


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