Religion in the Andes: Vision and Imagination in Early Colonial Peru

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Princeton University Press, 1991 - 488 pages
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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.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.
 

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This is a detailed and careful study of Inca and Andean religion from 1532 (the Spanish invasion) to about 1660 (when Inca religion had merged into ancestral Andean religion, but before Andean ... Read full review

Contents

REALITY REPRESENTED IN THE IMAGINATION
15
1 Philosophy and Theology
18
2 Religion and Politics
35
INVASION OF PERU AND FIRST CONTACTS 15321535
50
1 The Devil and Divination
55
2 The Last Inti Raimi and the End of Imperial Religion
63
THE INCAS AND THEIR SPANISH HISTORIANS 15351552
80
1 Divination and the Dead
85
THE MIND OF THE MISSIONARY JOSÉ DE ACOSTA ON ACCOMMODATION AND EXTIRPATION CIRCA 1590
249
THE INCA AND HIS GODS THE TURN OF THE CENTURY IN THE ANDES
281
1 The Vision of Inca Pachacuti
285
2 Prophecy and the End of Tahuantinsuyo
301
3 The True Religion in Ancient Peru
312
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY GARCILASO DE LA VEGA AND SOME PERUVIAN READERS 16091639
332
1 Ideas or the Holy
333
2 The Phantasm Viracocha
349

2 Cuzco the Ruling City
98
3 Incas Mummies and the Order of Time
118
ANDEAN SACRED SPACE AND TIME 15521583
139
1 Regional Cults and the Incas
141
2 Memories of Inti Raimi
159
3 Taqui Onqoy and Inca Antiquities
181
THE IMPACT OF THEORY BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS ON CULTURE IMAGINATION AND IDOLATRY CIRCA 1560
205
1 The Worship of One God
212
2 Demons and the Imagination
225
3 Gains and Losses
240
3 Conversion and Desengaño
364
THE GREAT DIVIDE ANDEAN RELIGION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE 16211653
383
1 The View from Lima
386
2 Andeans in Their Land
406
VISION IMAGINATION AND SOCIETY
434
GLOSSARY
457
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
461
INDEX
481
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Sabine G. MacCormack is Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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