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Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
... The stone is normally no work of art while in the driveway, but may be so when on display in an art museum. —Nelson Goodman, Ways of Worldmaking  Introduction Coming to Terms with Inka Rocks In the South American Andes, in...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... considered the lake to be the “navel of the world” and a site of tremendous spiritual and political power. The Inka themselves sought to lay claim to the symbolic prestige of the lake region. As they grew from being simply one more local ethnic federation into an expansive imperial force in the southern...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The valley of Cochabamba was perhaps the richest agricultural region in the highland Andes before the Spanish conquest. One of the most revealing sources for understanding Inka systems of territorial control and demographic relocation comes from a legal dispute in 1556 between the caciques and...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... For more than a century, Inka territory spread far beyond its home base in Cuzco, reaching north and south along the mountain chain of the Andes. As Pedro Cieza de León’s chronicle attests, the Inka combined military might with symbolic and material enticements to win over the regional Aymara...
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By Carolyn J Dean
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
... Chapter 5 Inka Bodies The Body of Christ, transfigured as the consecrated eucharistic host, was displayed to the public during Cuzco's Corpus Christi procession in a golden monstrance shaped like the sun; the crafted rays of light emanating...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
... Chapter 6 Inka (In)vestments The studied hybridity of colonial Inka caciques is nowhere so saliently articulated as in the costume that enabled them to embody the "Sapa Inka" in performance. The costume, pieced together out of Andean and European...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
... Chapter 7 The Composite Inka John Howland Rowe (1954, 18ff), responding to the numerous colonial• period evocations of the pre-Hispanic Inkas by colonial Inkas, char• acterized the second half of the seventeenth century in the southern...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
... writing (r62r) as it did in ancient times: it designated servants conscripted to provide specific services.15 Allegiance to the Spaniards afforded those ethnic groups who had been dominated by the Inkas in the preconquest period an opportunity to achieve unprecedented power and status. The...
Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
Published: 08 October 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386179-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8617-9
... 5 THE KHIPU ART AFTER THE INKAS upicocha is exceptional in entering the third millennium with a set of Tkhipus as its civic insignia. Their endurance is a historical enigma. Are they a direct continuation of a pre-Hispanic technology? A colonially modified descendant? A...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Andean space was profoundly transformed by the waves of colonization organized by successive Inka sovereigns. Inka state coordination involved intensive grain production and the redistribution of surpluses, new territorial administration, and the massive movement of people, known as mitmaqkuna...
Book Chapter

By Carolyn J Dean
Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
... To organize a space is to repeat the paradigmatic work of the gods. —Mircea Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane  C apterh 3 Rock and Rule The previous chapter explored some of the ways the Inka articulated a re...
Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
... The Spanish brought writing. The Inkas did not know writing; they knew stonework. —Don Luis, Sonqo, Peru, quoted in Allen, “When Pebbles Move Mountains”  C apterh 2 Rock and Reciprocity Many...
Book Chapter

By Carolyn J Dean
Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
Book Chapter

By Carolyn J Dean
Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
... invasion of the Andes, many chroniclers attempted to convey something of the quality of the Inka’s finely nibbled, mortarless masonry by exclaiming that even the point of a knife blade could not fit between the well-worked joins.1 Modern travel books inform tourists that they will not be able to...
Published: 01 January 2005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8750-3
... familiar with the changing history of Quechua orthog- raphy will notice variations in the spelling of commonly used words—among others, chacra and chacara, Inca and Inka, and Atahualpa and Atawalpa. ...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...,” and can be read as a myth of conquest corresponding to the political expansion of the Inka in the southern Andes in the fifteenth century. The material remains of these earlier societies are evident, as the story notes, in the pre-Inka tombs (chullpares) scattered about the altiplano. The small...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
...-Hispanic imperialist agenda of the Inka state and were aggravated by competition for space in the Spanish colonial order. The Inkas, in the century prior to the Span• ish invasion, had both compelled and enticed other ethnic groups to their cosmopolitan capital. Those groups did not share the Inkas...
Book Chapter

By Carolyn J Dean
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397038-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9703-8
... the Inka empire, which was America's largest pre-Hispanic state, spanning the South American Andes from Colombia to Chile (Bayle 1951,251-298). In Cuzco, Corpus Christi, the festival that had been called "a triumph over heresy" by the Council of Trent (1551), frequently featured indigenous...