Religion Past and Present

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I. General Characteristics of Andean Religions – II. Inca Religion's Hegemony – III. Inca Religion and Christianity

During its short supremacy over western South America, the Inca empire (c.1400–1532 ce) established religious hegemony by co-opting a vast array of pre-existing cults and integrating them into the central cult. The capital Cusco with its sun temple became a global…

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Salomon, Frank L., “Inca”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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