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

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...

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Main Author: Yaya, Isabel
Format: eBook
Published: Boston : Brill, ©2012.
Series:Early Americas: history and culture ; v. 3.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Making history: knotting and unravelling discursive threads
  • Filiation is history: the Inca dialectical view of the past
  • Inca and local elites: ritual politics of assimilation
  • The ancestral rulers of the dry season
  • Epics of the old sun
  • The Inca calendar and its transition periods.