Inca Society Essay

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Inca Society Lot of people think ( Like I did before) that Inca means the powerful people of Incan civilization, but truth is that only the king of Inca society was called Inca or more precisely Sapa Inca. His wife was called Coya, who was the queen of that society. Only the family members could be future Inca. It is really difficult to imagine how powerful was the Inca King. As the people of that society believed that King was the son of the Sun, they followed their king with deep respect. At those old days they divided their areas into four zones, which were Chinchaysuyu at NW, Antisuyu at NE, Qontisuyu at SW and Qollasuyu at SE. The governors of those four provinces met ... guess where! at Cusco. Yes, that was the capital. That is why we see so many remnants of Inca culture in Cusco. * Social Classes of the Incan Empire There were four Inca classes: 1. Inca- Sapa Inca 2. Royalty - Son of the Sapa Inca - The Auqyi Wife of Spa Inca - The Coya First generations of royal relatives 3. Nobility- Nobility of Blood: Other members of Royal realatives - Royal Panacas (las Pañacas). Nobility of Privilege: They who achieved distinction from educational and training fields. 4. Ayllu General People - Hatun Runa Peoples of newly conquered races- Mitamaes Servers of the Inca and Empire, including prisonars - Yanaconas * Civil Services Yes, they established civil services. Since the royals are not in a big quantity they established this system. Boys and girls of 13 years of old were tested by IQ test. Then those who passed were taken to Scholl. Graduates of this school became nobleman. These persons served as civil services members. | Boys of all class had an initiation ceremony at about the age of fourteen. Unlike the girls' ceremonies, which were individual, the ceremony for boys was a collective one. In
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