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The two faces of Inca history [electronic resource] : dualism in the narratives and cosmology of ancient Cuzco / by Isabel Yaya.

Author/Creator:
Yaya, Isabel.
Publication:
Boston : Brill, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (308 p.)
Series:
The Early Americas: History and Culture 3.
The early Americas: history and culture ; vol. 3
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Subjects:
Incas -- Peru -- Cuzco -- Historiography.
Incas -- Peru -- Cuzco -- Kings and rulers.
Inca cosmology -- Peru -- Cuzco.
Inca calendar -- Peru -- Cuzco.
Cuzco (Peru) -- History -- Sources.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The historical narratives of the Inca dynasty, known to us through Spanish records, present several discrepancies that scholarship has long attributed to the biases and agendas of colonial actors. Drawing on a redefinition of royal descent and a comparative literary analysis of primary sources, this book restores the pre-Hispanic voices embedded in the chronicles. It identifies two distinctive bodies of Inca oral traditions, each of which encloses a mutually conflicting representation of the past that, considered together, reproduces patterns of Cuzco’s moiety division. Building on this new insight, the author revisits dual representations in the cosmology and ritual calendar of the ruling elite. The result is a fresh contribution to ethnohistorical works that have explored native ways of constructing history.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction
Making History
Filiation is History
Inca and Local Elites
The Ancestral Rulers of the Dry Season
Epics of the Old Sun
The Inca Calendar and Its Transition Periods
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
90-04-23387-3
OCLC:
812197820
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004233874 DOI