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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Polo de Ondegardo, d. 1575
Urteaga, Horacio H., b. 1877
Romero, Carlos Alberto
Hoyo, Juan Josef del.
Information concerning the religion and government of the
Published By: Original publisher
Lima: [s.n.]. 1916. HRAF MS: ii, 211 p. [Original: xxxvi,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Juan Polo de Ondegardo
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);
Domesticated animals (231);
Woven and other interworked fabrics (286);
Real property (423);
Highways and bridges (491);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Taxation and public income (651);
Spirits and gods (776);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Ordering of time (805);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is concerned primarily with various forms of
taxation and tribute in existence during pre-Spanish days in the Inka empire and the
adaptation and reapplication of this basic system during the subsequent Soanish
administration. The author, a member of the Spanish judicial administration, was requested
by the king of Spain to undertake a study of the customs and traditions of the Inka people
so as to form a basic matrix into which the new laws and regulations of the colonial
government in addition to the religious doctrines of the Catholicism of the Spanish
missionaries could be best fit with the least disruption to the existing religious,
economic and political systems of the Inka empire. The results of his investigations appear
as the content of this source, which in addition to the primary point of focus mentioned
above also contains some limited information on precontact culture history and foreign
relations of the Inka, religion and religious personnel, the calendar and associated
ceremonials, sorcery, fortunetelling and soothsaying, and the special treatment afforded
the dead Inka rulers. The political organization of the Inka empire, as presented in this
work, is very difficult to understand, probably due in part to the stylistic difficulties
in translating the rather archaic Spanish of the original book into modern English. The
researcher is therefore referred to other sources in this file for a more concise picture
of the political system. At the end of the source, pp. 196-211, there are two appendices (A
and B) which are arranged to correspond to the chapters of the main body of the text. These
chapters contain a wealth of information in the form of numbered notes amplifying various
aspects of Inka ethnography mentioned in the text.
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Spanish
Translation of: [Informaciones accrea de la religión y
gobierno de los Incas] Translated for the HRAF files by A. Brunel, John Murra, and Sidney
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.
John Beierle ; 1966
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