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One of the main interesting books on pre-Columbian and early colonial Peru was once written through a Peruvian Indian named Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This booklet, The First New Chronicle and solid Government, covers pre-Inca instances, a number of facets of Inca tradition, the Spanish conquest, and colonial occasions as much as round 1615 while the manuscript used to be comprehensive. 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 via 398 full-page drawings that represent the main exact photo 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 First New Chronicle and sturdy Government. The sections incorporated during this quantity (pages 1–369 of the manuscript) disguise the background 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 knowledge approximately ordinances, age grades, the calendar, idols, sorcerers, burials, punishments, jails, songs, palaces, roads, garage homes, and govt officers. 100 forty-six of Guaman Poma's targeted illustrations magnify the text.

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