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Inca religion and costums

Author: Bernabé Cobo; Roland Hamilton; John Howland Rowe; University of Texas.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pr

Completed in 1653, Father Bernabe Cobo's "Historia del Nuevo Mundo" is an important source of information on pre-conquest and colonial Spanish America. Though parts of the work are lost, the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernabé Cobo; Roland Hamilton; John Howland Rowe; University of Texas.
ISBN: 0292738617 9780292738614
OCLC Number: 1026100303
Description: XXIII, 279 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword by John Howland RoweIntroduction: Father Cobo and the IncasA Note on the TranslationMeasurementsBook I: ReligionPaganism of lnca ReligionOrigin FablesAfterlifeViracocha the CreatorSun WorshipMoon and Star DeitiesWorship of the Thunder, the Sea, and the EarthPururauca DeitiesGuauque IdolsIdolatry of the DeceasedOther DeitiesTemple of the Sun at CuzcoChinchaysayu RoadAntisuyu RoadCollasayu RoadCuntisayu RoadTemple of PachacamaTemple of CopacabanaTemple of TiaguanacoTemple of ApurimaSacrificesAddlitional SacrificesActs of Worship and PrayersSinsRaymi FestivalFestivals of the Second MonthFestivals of the Third, Fifth, and Sixth MonthsFestivals of the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth MonthsFestivals of the Tenth MonthFestivals of the Eleventh and Twelfth MonthsItu FestivalCoronation of the IncaFunctions of the PriestsSortilegosCuringDivinersCloistered WomenOmens and SuperstitionsBook II: CustomsQuichua and AymaraGarmentsTowns and HousesHome FurnishingsFood and DrinkEducationMarriage Agriculture Warfare MedicineWeaving Building and Stone WorkBridgesBoatsSilverwork and MetallurgyHuntingGames and MusicTombsBurialNotesGlossaryIndexIndexes for the Shrines of Cuzco
Responsibility: by Bernabe Cobo ; translated and edited by Roland Hamilton ; foreword by John Howland Rowe.


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"While Cobo's Historia is not a pristine account, it is hard to imagine what our knowledge of Andean societies would be without it. Four hundred years after Cobo landed in Lima, Roland Hamilton Read more...

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