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by Paul Richard Steele,Catherine Jean Allen

  • ISBN: 1576073548
  • Author: Paul Richard Steele,Catherine Jean Allen
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 319
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO (December 8, 2004)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
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The Handbook of Inca Mythology contains a short description of ancient Inca and Andean Civilization as well as explains the reason why this culture has almost vanished under the influence of another, Spanish, culture.

The Handbook of Inca Mythology contains a short description of ancient Inca and Andean Civilization as well as explains the reason why this culture has almost vanished under the influence of another, Spanish, culture. However, the only carriers of the Inca Mythology: Mythic Narratives, Themes and Concepts to which we refer today are the texts left by the chroniclers and Andean authors of the time of the Spanish invasion.

This book is for a general audience. In brief, the book provides a good introduction to Inca mythology and that treatment is extended to pre-Incan peoples in some instances, such as the Moche

This book is for a general audience. It is well written with only occasional use of perhaps overly technical words, for example, chthonic for underworld. It has a very good Index and a list of essential references, at least those that have been published in English. The glossary is also quite useful. In brief, the book provides a good introduction to Inca mythology and that treatment is extended to pre-Incan peoples in some instances, such as the Moche. It is pitched to somewhere between a popular readership and one useful as a good introductory treatment in a class room at a low grade level at a university.

Handbook of Inca Mythology - World Mythology (Hardback). Paul Richard Steele (author), Catherine Jean Allen (author of contributions). It provides a concise overview of Incan civilization and mythology, a chronology of mythic and historical events, and an A-Z inventory of central themes (sacrifice, fertility, competition, reversaldualism, colors, constellations, giants, and miniatures), personages (Viracocha, Manco Capac, Pachackuti Inca), locations (Lake Titicaca, Corickancha), rituals, and icons.

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There is no better way into that world and its mind-bending mythology than this unique handbook. Catherine J. Allen, professor of anthropology and international affairs in the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University, Washington, DC, provided assistance with this book. Библиографические данные. Handbook of Inca Mythology Handbooks of world mythology World Mythology Series.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Handbook of Inca Mythology (World Mythology) Publisher: ABC-CLIO 2004-12-08 Publication Date: 2004 Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Fair. 1. Handbook of Inca Mythology (World Mythology). Steele, Paul Richard. Published by ABC-CLIO (2004). ISBN 10: 1576073548 ISBN 13: 9781576073544.

Handbook of Inca Mythology book. Paul R Steele, Catherine J. Allen. An introduction to the Incas and their myths aimed at students.

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Download Handbook of Inca Mythology or any other file from Books category. 2004 ISBN: 1576073548 338 Pages PDF 2 MB Another entry in ABC-CLIO's Handbooks of World Mythology series, with an introduction and overview followed by an A-Z "Encyclopedia of Mythic Narratives, Themes, and Concepts. Despite a note on orthographymodern spellings versus older spellingsboth varieties are used within articles, not always consistently.

The first introduction to the Incas and their myths aimed at students and general readers, bringing together a wealth of information into one convenient resource.

• A detailed timeline places all key mythological tales and historical developments in chronological order, from the beginnings of the world to the Spanish conquest

• A vividly illustrated A–Z dictionary section gives entries for key deities, creatures, characters, rituals, sacred objects, running themes, and beliefs in Inca mythology, as well as important cultural and historical terms, people, and places

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Survivors
This book is for a general audience. It is well written with only occasional use of perhaps overly technical words, for example, chthonic for underworld. It has a very good Index and a list of essential references, at least those that have been published in English. The glossary is also quite useful. In areas in which I am somewhat knowledgeable, I find a good summary is presented but with a minimum of references.

Missing is any reference to the common origin myth of the Maya (Popul Vuh) and Andeans (Huarichiri); likewise other shared myths such as the revolt of the objects are not mentioned. Further, the common substitution of body parts in Andean sculpture, such as at Chavín is not contrasted to the another region where it is well-known, China, as seen in dragons. The Maya case must represent diffusion for the degree of similarity in the quite unusual origin myth; that of China would at least apprise the reader that the Andean case is not unique.

In brief, the book provides a good introduction to Inca mythology and that treatment is extended to pre-Incan peoples in some instances, such as the Moche. It is pitched to somewhere between a popular readership and one useful as a good introductory treatment in a class room at a low grade level at a university. General readers will find the alienness of the myths, less tempered by the introduction of European ones than, say, in Central America, accessible, although the hand of the ethnographer Catherine J. Allen, listed as "with the assistance of") would have helped the readers understanding by supplying more contemporary examples.
Risteacor
It is said that today there are no more Inca and little history left by them. Even if it is so, then Paul Steel's version of Inca Mythology inclines me to state that ancient Incas were great myth-makers and Andean culture has evolved its own unique mythology, offering a way, sometimes even provocative, to understand the world.

The Handbook of Inca Mythology contains a short description of ancient Inca and Andean Civilization as well as explains the reason why this culture has almost vanished under the influence of another, Spanish, culture. However, the only carriers of the Inca Mythology: Mythic Narratives, Themes and Concepts to which we refer today are the texts left by the chroniclers and Andean authors of the time of the Spanish invasion. Despite this limitation, the book offers an interesting interpretation of Incan myths, stories and beliefs, from which emerges a Mythology whose central concerns were similar to those of all the great civilizations: the creation of the world, death and rebirth, deities and heroes, and cults and shrines.

They seem extremely detailed and complex, with a large number of difficult names to read. However, the supporting examples portrayed in the book underline a logically striking way of seeing the world.

Unlike Western tradition, Andean stories and narratives depicting deities and cultural heroes from A to Z in graphic details would be a fascinatingly informative reading for those interested in the Inca Mythology.

However, The Handbook of Inca Mythology is let down by poor illustrations, and needs more, higher quality pictures and drawings in order to achieve its aims.

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