Guaman Poma / Edition 2

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In the midst of native people's discontent following Spanish conquest, a native Andean born after the fall of the Incas took up the pen to protest Spanish rule. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala wrote his Nueva corónica y buen gobierno to inform Philip III of Spain about the evils of colonialism and the need for governmental and societal reform. By examining Guaman Poma's verbal and visual engagement with the institutions of Western art and culture, Rolena Adorno shows how he performed a comprehensive critique of the colonialist discourse of religion, political theory, and history. She argues that Guaman Poma's work chronicles the emergence of a uniquely Latin American voice, characterized by the articulation of literary art and politics.

Following the initial appearance of Guaman Poma: Writing and Resistance in Colonial Peru, the 1990s witnessed the creation of a range of new studies that underscore the key role of the Nueva corónica y buen gobierno in facilitating our understanding of the Andean and Spanish colonial pasts. At the same time, the documentary record testifying to Guaman Poma's life and work has expanded dramatically, thanks to the publication of long-known but previously inaccessible drawings and documents. In a new, lengthy introduction to this second edition, Adorno shows how recent scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives sheds new light on Guaman Poma and his work, and she offers an important new assessment of his biography in relation to the creation of the Nueva corónica y buen gobierno.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292705036
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2000
  • Series: Ilas Special Publication Series
  • Edition description: REV and Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,108,804
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition: Contextualizing the Nueva coronica y buen gobierno
Guaman Poma in the Documentary Record
The Production and Facsimile Reproduction of the Autograph Manuscript
Recent Advances in the Study of Guaman Poma's Visual and Verbal Art
Guaman Poma in the 1590s
The Expediente Prado Tello
Guaman Poma in the Expediente Prado Tello
Guaman Poma versus Don Domingo Jauli and the Chachapoyas
The Conclusion of the Land-Title Litigation
Guaman Poma in 1600: The Sentence of Exile from Huamanga
Chupas and the Chachapoyas in the Nueva coronica y buen gobierno
Mestizaje in the Nueva coronica y buen gobierno
Guaman Poma's Biography Reconsidered
Writing and Religion: The Visita Report
An Anticipated Glimpse into the Artist's Studio
History Writing and Polemic
Challenging the Canon l. Contradicting the Chronicles of Conquest
Guaman Poma's Exploitation of Written Histories
Respect for History
The Dominican Philosophy of Conquest
The Dramatization of a Hypothesis
The Present Overwhelms the Past
2. Searching for a Heroic Conception
Historical Truth and Moral Vision
Biographies of Incas and Kings
The Prologue Always Comes Last
The Nueva Coronica as Epic Story
3. From Story to Sermon
Granadine Strategies
On Moving the Reader's Affections
The Literature of Conversion
A Theory of Cross-Cultural Communication
The Privileged Role of Invention
The Simile of Lucifer
The Voice and Character of the Preacher
The Sermon Overtakes the Story
4. Icons in Space: The Silent Orator
Baroque Sensibilities
Visual Representation and Suppression
The Symbolic Values of Pictorial Space
Lines of Authority and Hierarchy
Disorder on the Horizontal Axis
Paradigms Lost: The Reversed Diagonal and the Empty Center
5. Mediating among Many Worlds
Allegory, Satire, and the Sermon
Of Caciques and Coyas
Inside the Coya's Chamber
The Present in the Past
The Author as Hero
Guaman Poma's Final Critique
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