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Hispanic American Historical Review (1969) 49 (1): 203.
Published: 01 February 1969
...Donald E. Thompson Quipus and Witches’ Knots. The Role of the Knot in Primitive and Ancient Cultures . By Day Cyrus Lawrence . Lawrence , 1967 . University of Kansas Press . Illustrations. Figures. Notes. Appendices. Index . Pp. 158 . $7.50 . Copyright 1969 by Duke University...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2005) 85 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Karen B. Graubart Signs of the Inca Khipu: Binary Coding in the Andean Knotted-String Records . By Urton Gary . The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2003 . Photographs. Illustrations. Tables. Figures. Appendix. Notes...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2021) 101 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sabine Hyland; Christine Lee Abstract How did khipus—knotted cords that encode information—function within the economic systems of the postcolonial Andes? Best known as the method by which the Incas recorded administrative data, khipu use continued into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Few...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2013) 93 (2): 287–289.
Published: 01 May 2013
... provided fertile ground for the local appropriation of alphabetic writing once the Spanish arrived. The book illustrates how symbolic knot tying transformed gradually into a system of detailed written records that locals use to precisely register important community events and how the writing style found...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2000) 80 (3): 578–580.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., in Inca times, excess men from one decimal unit ( pachaca ) would be re-affiliated with a unit that was deficient. The change had to be recorded in someone’s list. And this is what the khipu , the knotted strings, used in Inca administration, do so well. Based on the pioneering work of Marcia and Robert...
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Hispanic American Historical Review 10942921.
Published: 06 October 2023
... refrain. Inca-era recordkeepers, accustomed to registering information in knotted-string khipus, became (alphabetically) literate only once compelled by colonial circumstance to express themselves on paper. It follows that writing enabled, or at least supported, the process of cultural domination...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1995) 75 (4): 712–713.
Published: 01 November 1995
..., expenses, and profits of one small company in the 1920s. There are many details on the steamboats themselves—where they were built (iron hulls often in Wilmington, Delaware; wooden hulls in Guayaquil); their plans, dimensions, tonnage, capacity, and speed (five to eight knots normally); the characteristics...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1971) 51 (4): 711.
Published: 01 November 1971
... thought during the remaining forty years of his life: New England’s Puritan ethos, and the race problem of the South, which he called “the Gordian knot which the sword cannot cut” (p. 305). Sarmiento’s interpretation of the United States provided the paradigm for an historical vision which eventually...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1995) 75 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 May 1995
...’ mildly argumentative tone, however, is hardly a matter of substance. If writing is defined as the redaction of speech, then most of what is treated in these essays is not writing. But if writing is defined as the recording of information, then ideographs, mixed logosyllabic systems, or even knots...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1963) 43 (2): 274–276.
Published: 01 May 1963
..., subsidized by the Bollingen Foundation, which uses essentially the same colored plates but presents us additionally with a longer selection of monochrome photographs, more of the author’s excellent diagrams of diverse weaves and knots, an expanded bibliography brought up to date, and some additional material...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2010) 90 (1): 145–146.
Published: 01 February 2010
... is the deep and continuing research by over a dozen scholars on Blas Valera and others critical of the colonial establishment, and the related efforts being made to understand the quipu (an accounting system based on knotted and colored strings) and tocapu as indigenous forms of writing. It is to be hoped...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2016) 96 (3): 564–565.
Published: 01 August 2016
... their roles, and connecting them all. Men like the Franciscan José Antonio Goicoechea, the audiencia judge Jacobo de Villaurrutia, the lawyer José Cecilio del Valle, and the physician José Flores were central agents and appear throughout the book, but Belaubre presents them as knots in a complex narrative...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2008) 88 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2008
... than in Peru. Second, nonalphabetic means of indigenous record keeping, particularly the quipu system of knotted cords, continued to be widely used in the postconquest period (indeed, in some Andean areas into the early 1900s), thus reducing the need for written records. Despite these differences...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2011) 91 (4): 733–735.
Published: 01 November 2011
... has hundreds of big and little “memory knots” — from the Rettig Commission report, the assassination of Jaime Guzmán, the periodic saber rattling of Pinochet and the army, Pinochet’s detention and arrest in London (1998 – 2000), the Mesa de Diálogo, and the subsequent wave of prosecutions of military...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2015) 95 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of alphabetic and hieroglyphic writing systems, native peoples in these two regions developed communications systems that defied the oral-literate binary. For example, the khipu  — the Andean knot record — and wampum — native North American beadwork — communicate without recording speech or words...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2021) 101 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 February 2021
...) and multiple registers—scientific archives, legal files, mass media—masterfully threaded together. There is no one center but rather multiple knots, chosen according to the dynamism of the phenomenon and the complexity of the more conflictive folds of the process. Countering the Eurocentric diffusionist view...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2013) 93 (1): 155–156.
Published: 01 February 2013
... as the rebel, all agreeing on the essential position of the “tinkerer” (p. 70). Lest we conclude that sound technologies consistently reorganize relations of power toward greater equality, the next piece gives a far darker view. Alejandro Madrid traces a tangled knot of sound technologies in the form...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2012) 92 (3): 555–556.
Published: 01 August 2012
... (knotted cords) for confession and conversion. Charles elaborates on the pioneering works of Rolena Adorno about indios ladinos (lit., Spanish-speaking Indians), a privileged group of intermediaries who, like the parish assistants at the center of this work, “used the Spanish language to bridge...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2023) 103 (2): 321–322.
Published: 01 May 2023
... royal narratives in knotted records ( khipus ) and preserved ancestors ( yllapas ) reanimated with speech and song—are so intellectually compelling that their foregrounding can sometimes block out the wider imperial terrain of which they were a part. The attraction of Lane's book, then, to expert...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2017) 97 (4): 759–760.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of meaning and turned into a “memory knot” (p. 121). She also rightly distinguishes between “memory” and “human rights” discourses, a conceptual difference that other authors gloss over (pp. 121–22). Another crucial distinction, between history and memory, is at least briefly problematized by Eugenia Allier...