The First New Chronicle and Good Government: On the History by Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Roland Hamilton

By Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Roland Hamilton

One of the main interesting books on pre-Columbian and early colonial Peru used to be written via a Peruvian Indian named Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This e-book, The First New Chronicle and strong Government, covers pre-Inca instances, numerous elements of Inca tradition, the Spanish conquest, and colonial instances as much as round 1615 whilst the manuscript used to be comprehensive. Now housed within the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark, and viewable on-line at, the unique manuscript has 1,189 pages followed through 398 full-page drawings that represent the main exact image depiction of Inca and colonial Peruvian fabric tradition ever done.

Working from the unique manuscript and consulting with fellow Quechua- and Spanish-language specialists, Roland Hamilton right here offers the main entire and authoritative English translation of roughly the 1st 3rd of The First New Chronicle and sturdy Government. The sections integrated during this quantity (pages 1–369 of the manuscript) disguise the heritage of Peru from the earliest occasions and the lives of every of the Inca rulers and their better halves, in addition to a wealth of data approximately ordinances, age grades, the calendar, idols, sorcerers, burials, punishments, jails, songs, palaces, roads, garage homes, and executive officers. 100 forty-six of Guaman Poma's special illustrations enlarge the text.

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It has been set down that from the creation of the world 2,61212 years will pass, from the beginning to the end, as was written of the times, months and years based on the planets and their courses, by the poets, learned philosophers, Aristotle, Pompey, Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius and Claudius, and the same was written by the Holy Apostles and doctors of the Holy Church. [14] Page 14, drawing 4. How God ordered the said history, First Chronicle: Martin de Ayala, hermit / Don Martin Ayala, excellent lord and prince / Doña Juana Curi Ocllo, coya / in the city of Cuzco ˘ 12.

Father Martin de Ayala, saint loved by God: Father Martin de Ayala, mestizo hermit, was a priest who gave mass. / Don Felipe de Ayala, author, prince and excellent lord / Don Martin de Ayala, father of the author, excellent lord / Doña Juana coya, queen / in the city of Huamanga [18] Father Martin de Ayala and his illustrious stepfather, Don Martin Father Martin de Ayala, mestizo, ordained as a priest to give mass, was a very saintly man, who did not want a parish, rather he wanted to spend all his life with the poor people at the hospital of Huamanga.

Holy Trinity: Inri [3] Holy Trinity God the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, one True God who created and redeemed men and the world and his mother, the Virgin Mary, and all the saints and angels of Heaven. Amen. Give me strength to write and take note of good examples. Let all good Christians learn, spread seed and plant so that it will produce good fruit and ˘ 2. Drawing 2. Holy Trinity: the coronation of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven The First New Chronicle and Good Government seed for the service of God Our Lord, and that sinners will refrain from evil, curb their tongues, hearts, souls and consciences.

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