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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616
Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir,
First part of the Royal commentaries of the Yncas
Published By: Original publisher
New York: B. Franklin. . a-f, xvi, 919 p.
[Pagination reorganized by HRAF analyst] maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by the Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega. Translated and edited with
notes and an introd. by Clements R. Markham
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Traditional history (173);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Chief executive (643);
Executive household (644);
External relations (648);
Taxation and public income (651);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Medical therapy (757);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is one of the basic sources for information on the
prehispanic Inka. The author was born to a Spanish father and an Inka princess after the
Spanish conquest. He had much traditional history related to him during his youth by native
speakers of Quechua who had been close to the Inka court immediately before and during the
conquest. Although recorded in the author's later years in Spain, he attempted to verify
facts and traditions with the help of his relations and aquaintances still in Peru. Critics
have questioned the reliability of Garcilaso's accounts, though most scholars accept his
works as the best available source for a great variety of data on history, customs, and
geography of the Inka empire. The evident sympathies of the author for the Inka are
expected but usually distinctly expressed, and in no way distract form his vivid
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Spanish
Translation of: [Primera parte de los Commentarios
reales]|Vol. 2, Translated and edited with notes, an introduction, and an analytical
index.|On spine: Royal commentaries of the Yncas
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
George R. Bedell ; 1960
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings