Since the academic world learned of Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's Nueva corónica y buen gobierno in the early twentieth century, this text has attracted the attention of scholars from various disciplines. Scholarly analyses of Guaman Poma de Ayala's work, both discursive and ethnographic, often focus specifically on the Nueva corónica, but the text appears even more extensively in ethnohistoric and anthropological work that relies on it as a source of information on various aspects of pre-Hispanic and colonial Andean society. The richness and complexity of the Nueva corónica would probably make it impossible for a single book to cover all aspects of the text, but Rolena Adorno and Ivan Boserup's edited volume of essays does an excellent job of presenting a representative sample of current scholarship from various disciplines and perspectives. The 14 essays that comprise this volume are written by scholars in the fields of textual criticism,...
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Book Review| August 01 2018
Unlocking the Doors to the Worlds of Guaman Poma and His “Nueva corónica.”
Unlocking the Doors to the Worlds of Guaman Poma and His “Nueva corónica.”Edited by Adorno, Rolena and Boserup, Ivan.
Danish Humanist Text and Studies.
Museum Tusculanum Press,
2015. , $78.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2018) 98 (3): 510–511.
Galen Brokaw; Unlocking the Doors to the Worlds of Guaman Poma and His “Nueva corónica.”. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 August 2018; 98 (3): 510–511. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-6933622
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