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This edited volume offers new perspectives from leading scholars on the important work of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539–1616), one of the first Latin American writers to present an intellectual analysis of pre-Columbian history and culture and the ensuing colonial period. To the contributors, Inca Garcilaso’s Royal Commentaries of the Incas presented an early counter-hegemonic discourse and a reframing of the history of native non-alphabetic cultures that undermined the colonial rhetoric of his time and the geopolitical divisions it purported. Through his research in both Andean and Renaissance archives, Inca Garcilaso sought to connect these divergent cultures into one world. This collection offers five classical studies of Royal Commentaries previously unavailable in English, along with seven new essays that cover topics including Andean memory, historiography, translation, philosophy, trauma, and ethnic identity. This cross-disciplinary volume will be of interest to students and scholars of Latin American history, culture, comparative literature, subaltern studies, and works in translation.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedications
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. Sara Castro-Klarén
  3. pp. 3-19
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  1. INCA GARCILASO’S BIOGRAPHY
  2. Christian Fernández
  3. pp. 20-32
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  1. 1. RHETORIC AND POLITICS: Transatlantic Images and Paratexts in the Royal Commentaries
  2. Christian Fernández
  3. pp. 33-61
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  1. 2. A SYNCRETIC TROPOLOGY: Semantic and Symbolic Aspects of the Royal Commentaries
  2. José Antonio Mazzotti
  3. pp. 62-128
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  1. 3. THE DISSEMINATION AND READING OF THE ROYAL COMMENTARIES IN THE PERUVIAN VICEROYALTY
  2. Pedro M. Guibovich Pérez
  3. pp. 129-153
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  1. 4. TRANSLATION AND WRITING IN THE WORK OF INCA GARCILASO DE LA VEGA
  2. Susana Jákfalvi-Leiva
    Translated by Lautaro E. Leiva and Wendy P. Leiva
  3. pp. 154-173
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  1. 5. “MESTIZO . . . ME LO LLAMO YO A BOCA LLENA Y ME HONRO CON ÉL”: Race in Inca Garcilaso’s Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru
  2. Margarita Zamora
  3. pp. 174-194
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  1. 6. “FOR IT IS BUT A SINGLE WORLD”: Marsilio Ficino and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Dialogue with Pagan Philosophies
  2. Sara Castro-Klarén
  3. pp. 195-228
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  1. 7. WRITING THE HISTORY OF AN ANDEAN GHOST
  2. Francisco A. Ortega Martínez
  3. pp. 229-259
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  1. 8. INCA GARCILASO AND TRANSLATION
  2. Julio Ortega
    Translated by Heike Scharm
  3. pp. 260-268
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  1. 9. LOCKE AND INCA GARCILASO: Subtexts, Politics, and European Expansion
  2. James W. Fuerst
  3. pp. 269-296
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  1. 10. SIGNIFYIN(G), DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS, AND COLONIALITY: The Royal Commentaries as Theory of Practice and Political Project
  2. Gonzalo Lamana
  3. pp. 297-315
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  1. 11. THE HISTORIOGRAPHICAL METATEXT AND NEW WORLD HISTORIOGRAPHY
  2. Walter D. Mignolo
    Translated by Barbara M. Corbett
  3. pp. 316-354
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  1. AFTERWORD
  2. John Beverley
  3. pp. 355-368
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 369-372
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 373-382
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822980988
Print ISBN
9780822963646
MARC Record
OCLC
956142830
Pages
420
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-08
Language
English
Open Access
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