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Inca religion and customs

Author: Bernabé Cobo
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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
ISBN: 0292738617 9780292738614
OCLC Number: 35701819
Notes: Translation of books 13 and 14 of Historia del Nuevo Mundo.
Description: xxiii, 279 pages : maps ; 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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