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Qaraqara-Charka. Mallku, Inka y Rey en la Provincia de Charcas (siglos XV-XVII). Historia Antropolog




Qaraqara-Charka. Mallku, Inka y Rey en la Provincia de Charcas (siglos XV-XVII). Historia Antropologica de una confederacion aymara. Edicion documental y ensayos interpretativos Trsitan Platt, Therese Bouysse-Cassagne, Olivia Harris.



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This 1000-page Franco-British collaboration consists of 500 pp of unpublished documentary sources, selected and transcribed from several Spanish and South American archives, that have enabled the authors to write 450 pp of strongly revisionist histories of the Inca and early Spanish empires, between the 15th and 17th centuries. This is achieved by taking the example of a large, hitherto little-known, Aymara-speaking dual confederation, the Qaraqara and the Charka, situated on the southeastern flank of the South-Central Andes. The documents are accompanied by introductions, and by presentations to the five Parts into which the documents are grouped by genre, as well as by two tables of contents (general and documentary) plus indices (groups, onomastic, geographical and analytical). It is designed for practical research and use.The book follows critically the 16th and 17th century Aymara lords in proposing a comparison between the incorporation of the confederation into first Inca and then Spanish empires. In both cases this took place within an initial discourse of alliance and reciprocal gift exchange, which in time became increasingly asymmetrical. The authors illustrate the relations between source criticism and the possibilities of reconstructing pre-Hispanic and early colonial political economies, religious cosmologies and ritual practices, oscillating between conjunctural and long-durational analyses. Thus the colonial mitayos of Potosí recall their previous existence as pre-Hispanic "soldiers of the Inca", who had participated in the lightning and warrior cult of  the Porco silver mines, and still put on their war-gear when they went to Potosí to "fight with the mines" for the King of Spain. Different readings of the documents are made possible by differentiating the "archaeological" levels of their oral and written components, in spite of the fact that all are of colonial date.Among several key themes is the way in which Andean memorial and administrative techniques (khipus, genealogies, woven maps, inscribed landscapes, etc.) interact with the introduction of European paper-based methods of governance, contributing to colonial and new literacy studies, as well as revealing differences and negotiations between Andean and European practices of power and administration.Historical interpretation is situated in relation to the documents included in the volume, but also to a wide bibliography of interdisciplinary perspectives on connected regional and theoretical problems. The sources are seen as the product of a r

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