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The Resource Pastoral Quechua : the history of Christian translation in colonial Peru, 1550-1650, Alan Durston

Pastoral Quechua : the history of Christian translation in colonial Peru, 1550-1650, Alan Durston

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Pastoral Quechua : the history of Christian translation in colonial Peru, 1550-1650
Title
Pastoral Quechua
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the history of Christian translation in colonial Peru, 1550-1650
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Alan Durston
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Language
eng
Summary
Pastoral Quechua explores the story of how the Spanish priests and missionaries of the Catholic church in post-conquest Peru systematically attempted to "incarnate" Christianity in Quechua, a large family of languages and dialects spoken by the dense Andes populations once united under the Inca empire. By codifying (and imposing) a single written standard, based on a variety of Quechua spoken in the former Inca capital of Cuzco, and through their translations of devotional, catechetical, and liturgical texts for everyday use in parishes, the missionary translators were on the front lines of Spanish colonialism in the Andes. The Christian pastoral texts in Quechua are important witnesses to colonial interactions and power relations. Durston examines the broad historical contexts of Christian writing in Quechua; the role that Andean religious images and motifs were given by the Spanish translators in creating a syncretic Christian-Andean iconography of God, Christ, and Mary; the colonial linguistic ideologies and policies in play; and the mechanisms of control of the subjugated population that can be found in the performance practices of Christian liturgy, the organization of the texts, and even in certain aspects of grammar.--
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1970-
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Durston, Alan
Dewey number
498.3230985
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History, languages, and cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese worlds
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  • Catholic Church
  • Quechua language
  • Quechua language
  • Indians of South America
  • Peru
  • Peru
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Pastoral Quechua : the history of Christian translation in colonial Peru, 1550-1650, Alan Durston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-380) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Background -- Diversity and experimentation : 1550s and 60s -- Reform and standardization : 1570s and 80s -- The questione della lingua and the politics of vernacular competence (1570s-1640s) -- The heyday of pastoral Quechua (1590s-1640s) -- Pastoral Quechua linguistics -- Text, genre, and poetics -- God, Christ, and Mary in the Andes -- Performance and contextualization
Control code
FIEb17723504
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780268025915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)145939072
Label
Pastoral Quechua : the history of Christian translation in colonial Peru, 1550-1650, Alan Durston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Background -- Diversity and experimentation : 1550s and 60s -- Reform and standardization : 1570s and 80s -- The questione della lingua and the politics of vernacular competence (1570s-1640s) -- The heyday of pastoral Quechua (1590s-1640s) -- Pastoral Quechua linguistics -- Text, genre, and poetics -- God, Christ, and Mary in the Andes -- Performance and contextualization
Control code
FIEb17723504
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780268025915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)145939072

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