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Religion in the Andes : Vision and Imagination in Early Colonial Peru - Sabine MacCormack

Religion in the Andes

Vision and Imagination in Early Colonial Peru

Paperback Published: 6th June 1993
ISBN: 9780691021065
Number Of Pages: 508

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Addressing problems of objectivity and authenticity, Sabine MacCormack reconstructs how Andean religion was understood by the Spanish in light of seventeenth-century European theological and philosophical movements, and by Andean writers trying to find in it antecedents to their new Christian faith.

"Sabine MacCormack's approach is important because almost all of what we know about Inca and Andean religion comes from Christians who, logically, were writing about things they did not believe... This is a book that may force historians to reassess their documents from a more skeptical perspective, and a call for anthropologists to think twice before dismissing the historical records of their informants."--The New York Times Book Review "This volume provides a salutary reminder that the "New World' was not only encountered and conquered, but also explained, and explained in a way which revealed much about Europe."--Stephen Nugent, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Gratiarum Actiop. ix
Illustrationsp. xiii
Mapsp. xvi
Prologue: Themes and Argumentsp. 3
Reality Represented in the Imaginationp. 15
Philosophy and Theologyp. 18
Religion and Politicsp. 35
Invasion of Peru and First Contacts, 1532-1535p. 50
The Devil and Divinationp. 55
The Last Inti Raimi and the End of Imperial Religionp. 63
The Incas and Their Spanish Historians, 1535-1552p. 80
Divination and the Deadp. 85
Cuzco, the Ruling Cityp. 98
Incas, Mummies, and the Order of Timep. 118
Andean Sacred Space and Time, 1552-1583p. 139
Regional Cults and the Incasp. 141
Memories of Inti Raimip. 159
Taqui Onqoy and Inca Antiquitiesp. 181
The Impact of Theory: Bartolome de Las Casas on Culture, Imagination, and Idolatry, circa 1560p. 205
The Worship of One Godp. 212
Demons and the Imaginationp. 225
Gains and Lossesp. 240
The Mind of the Missionary: Jose de Acosta on Accommodation and Extirpation, circa 1590p. 249
The Inca and His Gods: The Turn of the Century in the Andesp. 281
The Vision of Inca Pachacutip. 285
Prophecy and the End of Tahuantinsuyop. 301
The True Religion in Ancient Perup. 312
Religion and Philosophy: Garcilaso de la Vega and Some Peruvian Readers, 1609-1639p. 332
Ideas of the Holyp. 333
The Phantasm Viracochap. 349
Conversion and Desenganop. 364
The Great Divide: Andean Religion in Theory and Practice, 1621-1653p. 383
The View from Limap. 386
Andeans in Their Landp. 406
Epilogue: Vision, Imagination, and Societyp. 434
Glossaryp. 457
Select Bibliographyp. 461
Indexp. 481
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ISBN: 9780691021065
ISBN-10: 0691021066
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 6th June 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: Revised