Talk:Inca Empire

Latest comment: 6 days ago by Encyclopédisme in topic Economy

Economy edit

Can I change the lede, by removing the paragraphe about the economy? There is currently a consensus of researchers saying it was feudal and reciprocity based (general consensus. Its the inca empire, there isn't even a true consensus on the historicity of it's history. By general vague consensus, I mean a majority, sort of, of ethnohistorians). I don't think the paper of an economist, as weird as that sounds, can really be used for Andean history. Rather that of an Andean ethno-historian, who is also an economist, would be optimal. The interpretation of the Inca empire being esclavagistic or socialist is long gone (in most historian's eyes. No matter how respected the contradictor, there is a vague consensus. It's Andean history after all, of course some people stand out, tho most won't call it a slave or socialist state. The paper in question wasn't focused around the economy itself but around the debates on it, that's not really the same thing, sadly... The 'debates' by peruvian politicians are largely considered bullocks by scholars in the area, from the defenders of an 'egalitarian' Empire to Mario Vargas Llosa, that's not the type of 'debates' important to this article). Encyclopédisme (talk) 19:15, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And the paper is dated, 1982, things have evolved from there. Encyclopédisme (talk) 19:19, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]