Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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Foreword

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pp. xiii-xvi

Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala was born sometime after 1536 and died in 1616 in Huamanga, Ayacucho, only a year after completing his monumental and classic work, El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno (The First New Chronicle and Good Government [On the History of the World and the Incas up to the Present]). Guaman Poma was the...

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Introduction

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pp. xvii-xxiv

One of the most fascinating books on pre-Columbian and early colonial Peru was written by a Peruvian Indian named Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This book, The First New Chronicle and Good Government, covers the pre-Inca times, various aspects of Inca culture, the Spanish conquest, and colonial times up to around 1615, when the manuscript...

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Notes on the Translation and Organization

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pp. xxv-xxvi

All references to Guaman Poma’s chronicle come from the online facsimile of the manuscript housed at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, and the transcription with notes completed under the direction of Rolena Adorno. This transcription was based on the original manuscript and the edition by John Murra and Rolena...

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The First New Chronicle and Good Government

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pp. 28-329

This chronicle is very useful and beneficial; it will improve the life of Christians and pagans, help the Indians confess, improve their lives, correct their errors, idolatries and help the priests know how to take the confessions of the Indians. It will help the encomenderos or grantees of Indians, district officials, priests, curates of Indian parishes, miners, major caciques, lesser Indian chiefs...

Notes

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pp. 295-326

Glossary

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pp. 327-347

Works Cited

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pp. 349-350

Index of People and Places

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pp. 351-363