Imperial Urban Character: A comparative study of Tawantinsuyu (lncan) and Roman imperial urbanization policies, principles and practices during their urban expansive phases.

Lindsay Hasluck

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Abstract

This comparative study of the urban ideals and planning practices of the Tawantinsuyu (lncan) and Roman empires exposes similarities between the respective urban networks, colonization, and planning, and the use by both empires of urbanism as avital tool for the advancement and consolidation of imperial power. Similar to Roman colonization practices, the road system of the Tawantinsuyu Empire created a complex network of interconnected cities. The urbanism and architectural 'toolkit' of the two empires is carefully compared in identifying a comparative formal semiotics, the findings of which are applicable to both modes of imperial urbanism.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kennedy, David, Supervisor
  • Westbrook, Nigel, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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