Inca Religion and Customs / Edition 1

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A translation of a 1653 work, providing vast amounts of data on the religion and lifeways of the Incas and their subject peoples.
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American Antiquity
While Cobo's Historia is not a pristine account, it is hard to imagine what our knowledge of Andean societies would be without it. Four hundred years after Cobo landed in Lima, Roland Hamilton should be congratulated on his translations of the Historia del Nuevo Mundo, which remains a monument to the breadth of vision and intellectual energy of its author.
A translation of the second and third books of Father Cobo's 1653 description of Peruvian civilization. He based his account of religion almost entirely on previous literature his employer having eradicated his subject. His survey of customs is drawn from his own observations. The paper edition $10.95 has the same ISBN. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292738614
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Howland Rowe
Introduction: Father Cobo and the Incas
A Note on the Translation
Book I: Religion
Paganism of lnca Religion
Origin Fables
Viracocha the Creator
Sun Worship
Moon and Star Deities
Worship of the Thunder, the Sea, and the Earth
Pururauca Deities
Guauque Idols
Idolatry of the Deceased
Other Deities
Temple of the Sun at Cuzco
Chinchaysayu Road
Antisuyu Road
Collasayu Road
Cuntisayu Road
Temple of Pachacama
Temple of Copacabana
Temple of Tiaguanaco
Temple of Apurima
Addlitional Sacrifices
Acts of Worship and Prayers
Raymi Festival
Festivals of the Second Month
Festivals of the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Months
Festivals of the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Months
Festivals of the Tenth Month
Festivals of the Eleventh and Twelfth Months
Itu Festival
Coronation of the Inca
Functions of the Priests
Cloistered Women
Omens and Superstitions

Book II: Customs
Quichua and Aymará
Towns and Houses
Home Furnishings
Food and Drink
Building and Stone Work
Silverwork and Metallurgy
Games and Music

Indexes for the Shrines of Cuzco

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