Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru: Spanish-Quechua Penitential Texts, 1560-1650

Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru: Spanish-Quechua Penitential Texts, 1560-1650

by Regina Harrison

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ISBN-13: 9780292758865
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Regina Harrison is Professor of Spanish, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of English; and Affiliate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of the award-winning Signs, Songs, and Memory in the Andes: Translating Quechua Language and Culture and Entre el tronar épico y el llanto elegíaco: simbología indígena en la poesía ecuatoriana siglos XIX y XX.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. Confession and Restitution in the Andes: Las Casas' Avisos y reglas 2. Converts to Confession: From Ychu- (With Straws) to Confessacu- (As a Christian) 3. Dictionary Definitions: Sin (Hucha) and Flesh (Aycha) 4. Codifying Sexuality: Huchallicu- (to Sin, Fornicate), Huaça- (to Have "Improper" Sex) 5. Confessing Commerce in the Plaza: Ranti-, Catu-, Manu- 6. Confessing Work and Laborers: Llamca-, Mit'a-, Mink'a- Conclusion. Wills as Quasi-Confession: Testamentocta Quellca Notes Bibliography Index

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". . . an informed and highly informative accounting and analysis of concepts of sin . . . and of the long-term ‘encounter’ between these traditions as Europeans first conquered the Inka Empire and then struggled to gain control over Andean people’s bodies, minds, and souls during early to mid-colonial times in the Andes. It is a book with a large and ambitious scope that demonstrates extraordinarily deep learning and close engagement with a range of highly esoteric texts from the period."

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