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Narrative threads : accounting and recounting in Andean Khipu

Author: Jeffrey Quilter; Gary Urton
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tackles the most vexed question in khipu studies: how did the Inkas record and transmit narrative records by means of knotted strings?

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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Quilter; Gary Urton
ISBN: 0292769032 9780292769038 9780292723672 0292723679
OCLC Number: 48957873
Description: xix, 363 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Contents: An overview of Spanish colonial commentary on Andean knotted string records / Gary Urton --
Spinning a yarn: landscape, memory, and discourse structure in Quechua narratives / Rosaleen Howard --
A khipu information string theory / William J. Conklin --
Reading khipu: labels, structure, and format / Marcia Ascher --
Inka writing / Robert Ascher --
String registries: native accounting and memory according to the colonial sources / Carlos Sempat Assadourian --
Woven words: the royal khipu of Blas Valera / Sabine P. Hyland --
Recording signs in narrative-accounting khipu / Gary Urton --
Yncap Cimin Quipococ's knots / Jeffrey Quilter --
"Without deceit or lies": variable chinu readings during a sixteenth century tribute-restitution trial / Tristan Platt --
Pérez Bocanegra's ritual formulario: khipu knots and confession / Regina Harrison --
Patrimonial khipu in a modern Peruvian village: an introduction to the "Quipocamayo" of Tupicocha, Huarochirí / Frank Salmon --
The continuing khipu traditions: principles and practices / Carol Mackey.
Series Title: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Quilter and Gary Urton.
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