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The cord keepers : khipus and cultural life in a Peruvian village

Author: Frank Salomon
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: Latin America otherwise.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Breaks new ground with a close ethnography of one Andean village where villagers, surprisingly, have conserved a set of ancient, knowledge-encoded cords to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Salomon, Frank.
Cord keepers.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)658951723
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Salomon
ISBN: 0822333791 9780822333791 0822333902 9780822333906
OCLC Number: 54929904
Description: xxi, 331 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Unread Legacy: An Introduction to Tupicocha's Khipu Problem, and Anthropology's --
Universes of the Legible and Theories of Writing --
A Flowery Script: The Social and Documentary Order of Modern Tupicocha Village --
Living by the "Book of the Thousand": Community, Ayllu, and Customary Governance --
The Tupicochan Staff Code --
The Khipu Art after the Inkas --
The Patrimonial Quipocamayos of Tupicocha --
Ayllu Cords and Ayllu Books --
The Half-Life and Afterlife of an Andean Medium: How Modern Villagers Interpret Quipocamayos --
Toward Synthetic Interpretation.
Series Title: Latin America otherwise.
Responsibility: Frank Salomon.
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The Inkan empire did not have writing as it is usually understood. The Inkas kept track of information - including their social and political organization - on khipus, knotted cords of cotton or  Read more...

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