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Download e-book for kindle: From Viracocha to the Virgin of Copacabana: Representation by Verónica Salles-Reese

By Verónica Salles-Reese

ISBN-10: 0292777132

ISBN-13: 9780292777132

Surrounded via the peaks of the Andean cordillera, the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca have lengthy supplied refreshment and nourishment to the folk who stay alongside its seashores. From prehistoric occasions, the Andean peoples have held Titicaca to be a sacred position, the resource from which all lifestyles originated and the positioning the place the divine manifests its presence.

In this interdisciplinary research, Verónica Salles-Reese explores how Andean myths of cosmic and ethnic origins based on Lake Titicaca developed from pre-Inca occasions to the enthronement of the Virgin of Copaca-bana in 1583. She starts off via describing the myths of the Kolla (pre-Inca) humans and exhibits how their Inca conquerors tried to set up legitimacy through reconciling their myths of cosmic and ethnic starting place with the Kolla myths. She additionally indicates how an analogous development happened while the Inca have been conquered in flip by means of the Spanish.

This study explains why Lake Titicaca keeps to occupy a principal position in Andean suggestion regardless of the main cultural disruptions that experience characterised the region's background. This booklet may be a touchstone within the box of Colonial literature and a huge reference for Andean spiritual and highbrow history.

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