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History of the Inca Empire : an account of the Indians' customs and their origin together with a treatise on Inca legends, history, and social institutions

Author: Bernabé Cobo; Roland Hamilton
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, [1983]
Series: Texas Pan American series.
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernabé Cobo; Roland Hamilton
ISBN: 029273025X 9780292730250
OCLC Number: 757395056
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: This translation originally published: 1979.
Description: xxii, 279 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: * Foreword by John Howland Rowe * Introduction * A Scientific Outlook of the Seventeenth Century * A Note on the Translation * Book I *1. Concerning the sparse population of America and its causes *2. Of the names which were given to the natives of the Indies and of their color *3. Of the physical make-up, body proportions, and facial features of the Indians *4. Of the natural make-up of the Indians *5. Of the extreme ignorance and barbarity of the Indians *6. Of the usages that the Indians have regarding their individual houses, clothing, and sustenance *7. Of the most general customs common to all of the Indians *8. In which the same topic is continued *9. Of the many languages used by the various nations of Indians, and how these all seem to have a common origin *10. In which all the Indian nations are divided into three categories *11. On the origin of these peoples of America *12. In which the same is continued *13. How the animals and birds that we find here must have come to this land *14. In which the same topic is continued *15. In which is given the opinion of those who place within these Occidental Indies the region called Ophir in the Divine Scriptures, to which the ships of Solomon navigated *16. In which the proposed opinion is refuted *17. Of another argument with which the same thing is proven as in the last chapter *18. The same thing is proven with other evidence *19. The same subject is continued *20. In which the arguments of the opposing opinion are answered and the location of Ophir is established * Book II *1. Of the former inhabitants of Peru before the Incas reigned *2. Of the efforts that have been made several times to ascertain the true history of the Incas and the rites and customs of their republic *3. Of the legendary origin of the Incas, former kings of Peru *4. Of Manco Capac, the first king of the Incas *5. Of the second Inca, named Cinchi Roca *6. Of Lloque Yupanqui, the third Inca *7. Of Mayta Capac, fourth king of the Incas *8. Of the Inca Capac Yupanqui, fifth king of Peru *9. Of the sixth king of Peru, named Inca Roca *10. Of Yahuar Huacac Inca Yupanqui, the seventh king *11. Of Viracocha Inca, eighth king *12. Of Pachacutic Inca Yupanqui, ninth king *13. Of the rest of Pachacutic's victories *14. Of Tupa Inca Yupanqui, the tenth king *15. Of the rest of the events in the life of Tupa Inca Yupanqui *16. Of Guayna Capac, the last king of the Incas *17. In which the deeds of Guayna Capac are continued *18. Of the Inca brothers Huascar and Atauhualpa *19. Of the rest of the things that happened in this war *20. Of the rest of the Incas, sons of Guayna Capac who had the king's fringe *21. Of the sons of Manco Inca who maintained the title of king in Vilcabamba *22. Of the name and locality occupied by the Kingdom of the Incas, and how these kings came to rule so many people and provinces *23. How the Incas administered newly conquered lands by putting in these lands outsiders whom they called mitimaes, and the types there were of them *24. How the Incas organized the people that they subjugated into towns, and the way they arranged the towns *25. Of the governors, caciques, and other superiors to whom the Incas delegated the governance of their states *26. Of the laws and punishments with which the Incas governed their kingdom *27. Of the distinction between nobles and taxpayers that there was in this kingdom, and of the way that the latter had of * paying tribute, and the way the king paid salaries to his ministers and rewarded his vassals for the services that they rendered to him *28. Of the division that the Inca made of the farmlands, and of the estate and rents that the Inca and Religion received from them *29. Of the order in which the domesticated livestock was distributed, and the income that the Inca and Religion received in livestock and in clothing from its wool; and how the hunting grounds and woods were royal patrimony *30. Of the storehouses belonging to the Inca and to Religion, the goods that were collected in them, and how these goods were used *31. Of the roads that the Incas made throughout their kingdom and the labor service that was provided by the provinces to repair them *32. Of the tambos and chasques and the tribute that the Indians gave in providing the labor service for them *33. Of the rest of the tribute that the Indians paid their king in personal services *34. Of the tribute of boys and girls that the Inca collected from his vassals and for what purposes they were used *35. Of the control and great power that the Incas had gained over their vassals, and the fear and reverence with which the vassals obeyed and served the Incas *36. Of the order they followed in installing the Inca, the royal insignias, and the Inca's great majesty and splendor *37. Of their computation of time, of the quipos or recording devices, and the method of counting that the Peruvian Indians had * Notes * Glossary * Bibliography * Index
Series Title: Texas Pan American series.
Responsibility: by Bernabe Cobo ; translated and edited by Roland Hamilton from the holograph manuscript in the Biblioteca Capitular y Colombina de Sevilla ; foreword by John Howland Rowe.

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