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 stable Government, covers pre-Inca occasions, a number of points of Inca tradition, the Spanish conquest, and colonial instances as much as round 1615 whilst the manuscript used to be accomplished. Now housed within the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark, and viewable on-line at, the unique manuscript has 1,189 pages observed via 398 full-page drawings that represent the main actual 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 reliable Government. The sections incorporated during this quantity (pages 1–369 of the manuscript) conceal the historical past 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 certain illustrations enlarge the text.

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