The History of a Myth: Pacariqtambo and the Origin of the Inkas

The History of a Myth: Pacariqtambo and the Origin of the Inkas

by Gary Urton

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In the year 1572, the Spanish chronicler Sarmiento de Gamboa completed one of the earliest official versions of the history of the Inka empire. In his account, he stated that the ancestors of the Inkas originated from a cave at a place to the south of the imperial city of Cuzco called Pacariqtambo. The History of a Myth explores how and why this version of the origin myth (there were others) came to form the basis of an official history.

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ISBN-13: 9780292785656
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 05/18/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

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