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On the wings of time
Sabine MacCormack

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On the wings of time
Rome, the Incas, Spain and Peru
Sabine MacCormack

Published 2009 by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J, Woodstock .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Historians have long recognized that the classical heritage of ancient Rome contributed to the development of a vibrant society in Spanish South America, but was the impact a one-way street? Although the Spanish destruction of the Incan empire changed the Andes forever, the civil society that did emerge was not the result of Andeans and Creoles passively absorbing the wisdom of ancient Rome. Rather, Sabine MacCormack proposes that civil society was born of the intellectual endeavors that commenced with the invasion itself, as the invaders sought to understand an array of cultures. Looking at the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century people who wrote about the Andean region that became Peru, MacCormack reveals how the lens of Rome had a profound influence on Spanish understanding of the Incan empire."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Universals and particulars : themes and persons
Writing and the pursuit of origins
Conquest, civil war, and political life
The emergence of patria : cities and the law
Works of nature and works of free will
"The discourse of my life" : what language can do
The Incas, Rome, and Peru
Epilogue: Ancient texts : prophecies and predictions, causes and judgments.

Edition Notes

Originally published: 2007.

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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F3429 .M164 2009

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