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Contents Preface (to come) 1. Introduction Who Were the Incas? Brief Overview of Pre-Inca Civilizations in the Andes The Formation, Expansion and Organisation of the Inca State How Did the Incas View the World? Deities and Culture Heroes A Summary of the Inca Belief System What Happened to the Inca Empire? Indigenous Interpretation of Defeat in Cosmic Terms Does Inca Culture Survive Today? Sources for the Study of Inca Myths Archaeology and Iconography Inca Communication Systems Landscape as a Cultural Code Production and Performance of Inca Myth-History Spanish Chroniclers Indigenous Chroniclers Under Spanish Rule Extirpation of Idolatries and Other Colonial Documents The Huarochiri Manuscript 2. The Unfolding of Time: Mythic Histories of the Incas, Huarochiri and Paucartambo Imperial Inca Mythology Origin of the World Origins of the Incas Development of the Inca State The Myths of Huarochiri Earliest Age The Establishment of a New Social Order Arrival of the Incas Recent Times Andean Myth Today: An Example from Paucartambo Age of the Old Ones (Age of the Moon) Age of Human Beings (Age of the Sun) Flight of the Incas and Their Return Non-Linear Representations of Andean Time Discussion: Can We Distinguish Myth from History? 3. Encyclopaedia of Mythic Narratives, Themes and Concepts 4. Print and Nonprint Resources Books and Articles Videos Web Sites Reference List Glossary Index About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Inca mythology, Legends Andes Region