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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

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ISBN-10: 029273025X

ISBN-13: 9780292730250

Edition: 1979

Authors: Bernabe Cobo, Roland Hamilton, John H. Rowe

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The Historia del Nuevo Mundo, set down by Father Bernabe Cobo during the first half of the seventeenth century, represents a singulary valuable source on Inca culture. Working directly frorn the original document, Roland Hamilton has translated that part of Cobo' massive manuscripts that focuses on the history of the kingdom of Peru. The volume includes a general account of the aspect, character, and dress of the Indians as well as a superb treatise on the Incastheir legends, history, and social institutions.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 279
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword by John Howland Rowe
A Scientific Outlook of the Seventeenth Century
A Note on the Translation
Concerning the sparse population of America and its causes
Of the names which were given to the natives of the Indies and of their color
Of the physical make-up, body proportions, and facial features of the Indians
Of the natural make-up of the Indians
Of the extreme ignorance and barbarity of the Indians
Of the usages that the Indians have regarding their individual houses, clothing, and sustenance
Of the most general customs common to all of the Indians
In which the same topic is continued
Of the many languages used by the various nations of Indians, and how these all seem to have a common origin
In which all the Indian nations are divided into three categories
On the origin of these peoples of America
In which the same is continued
How the animals and birds that we find here must have come to this land
In which the same topic is continued
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
In which the proposed opinion is refuted
Of another argument with which the same thing is proven as in the last chapter
The same thing is proven with other evidence
The same subject is continued
In which the arguments of the opposing opinion are answered and the location of Ophir is established
Of the former inhabitants of Peru before the Incas reigned
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
Of the legendary origin of the Incas, former kings of Peru
Of Manco Capac, the first king of the Incas
Of the second Inca, named Cinchi Roca
Of Lloque Yupanqui, the third Inca
Of Mayta Capac, fourth king of the Incas
Of the Inca Capac Yupanqui, fifth king of Peru
Of the sixth king of Peru, named Inca Roca
Of Yahuar Huacac Inca Yupanqui, the seventh king
Of Viracocha Inca, eighth king
Of Pachacutic Inca Yupanqui, ninth king
Of the rest of Pachacutic''s victories
Of Tupa Inca Yupanqui, the tenth king
Of the rest of the events in the life of Tupa Inca Yupanqui
Of Guayna Capac, the last king of the Incas
In which the deeds of Guayna Capac are continued
Of the Inca brothers Huascar and Atauhualpa
Of the rest of the things that happened in this war
Of the rest of the Incas, sons of Guayna Capac who had the king''s fringe
Of the sons of Manco Inca who maintained the title of king in Vilcabamba
Of the name and locality occupied by the Kingdom of the Incas, and how these kings came to rule so many people and provinces
How the Incas administered newly conquered lands by putting in these lands outsiders whom they called mitimaes, and the types there were of them
How the Incas organized the people that they subjugated into towns, and the way they arranged the towns
Of the governors, caciques, and other superiors to whom the Incas delegated the governance of their states
Of the laws and punishments with which the Incas governed their kingdom
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
Of the division that the Inca made of the farmlands, and of the estate and rents that the Inca and Religion received from them
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
Of the storehouses belonging to the Inca and to Religion, the goo