By Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala
The most attention-grabbing books on pre-Columbian and early colonial Peru used to be written by means of a Peruvian Indian named Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This e-book, The First New Chronicle and strong Government, covers pre-Inca occasions, quite a few points of Inca tradition, the Spanish conquest, and colonial occasions as much as round 1615 while the manuscript used to be complete. Now housed within the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark, and viewable on-line at www.kb.dk/permalink/2006/poma/info/en/frontpage.htm, the unique manuscript has 1,189 pages followed through 398 full-page drawings that represent the main actual picture 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 the following offers the main entire and authoritative English translation of roughly the 1st 3rd of the 1st New Chronicle and sturdy govt. The sections integrated during this quantity (pages 1-369 of the manuscript) conceal the background of Peru from the earliest instances and the lives of every of the Inca rulers and their other halves, in addition to a wealth of knowledge 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 precise illustrations magnify the text.