PERIPHERY/CORE RELATIONS IN THE INCA EMPIRE CARROTS AND STICKS IN AN ANDEAN WORLD SYSTEM

  • Lawrence A. Kuznar Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Abstract

The Inca Empire exhibited labor exploitation and the rational extraction of resources from peripheral polities by a core polity. These characteristics fit the general definition of a world empire, although core/periphery relations were diverse. The nature of core/periphery relations depended on several attributes of the conquered polity including population size, political power, natural resources, and distance from the Inca core at Cuzco. A dynamic picture of core/periphery relations emerges as the outcome of Inca demands for labor and raw materials, and peripheral peoples' desire for control over their autonomy while seeking benefits from the Inca state.
Published
1996-08-31
How to Cite
Kuznar, L. A. (1996). PERIPHERY/CORE RELATIONS IN THE INCA EMPIRE CARROTS AND STICKS IN AN ANDEAN WORLD SYSTEM. Journal of World-Systems Research, 2(1), 322-349. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.1996.91
Section
Archeological and Anthropological Approaches to World-Systems