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His most important work is the “Corónica moralizada de la orden de N.S.P.S. Agustín en el Peru “, the first volume of which appeared in and the second in. Antonio de la Calancha (–) was a pioneering anthropologist studying the South American natives and a senior Augustinian monk. Bolivia y Perú; nuevas notas históricas y bibliográficas by Gabriel René Moreno( Book); Mariano Alejo Alvarez y el silogismo altoperuano de Fray Antonio.

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Comments Comments are closed. Part 1 was later printed in an abridged form in Latin tr. This curaca [a member of the Inka nobility who oversaw the affairs of his lineage group] provided me with a lot of interesting information particularly about the half-breed Father Blas Valera, calacha he had known personally. Verrii Flacci De verborum significatione lib.

According to Cumis some of these were saved and later given to a noble of Inka descent by Valera. Garcilaso wrote accounts of Inca life, history, and the conquest by the Spanish.

Calanca died in Lima in the morning March 1, For reasons that are not entirely clear, the first volume of the work, and unique to that saw public light, appeared in Barcelona Spainwhile the second part, which was ready to be published edition, she was arrested.

Antonio de la Calancha – Wikipedia

It is important to note that, although he rejects Spanish rule, he does not reject the Spanish king. CoolPreview will give a magnifying glass icon at every link when you put your cursor on the link.

He reached high calacha in his order, which led him to travel throughout the viceroyalty of Peru: Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. The Collapse of Time: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Corónica Moralizada del Orden de San Agustín en el Perú, Fray Antonio de la Calancha

Calancha held various posts for the order throughout Peru, including rector of the College of San Ildefonso, and prior of the convents in Trujillo and Lima. If genuine, they will radically reform our view of Inca culture and Valera.

From the Archaeology magazine article mentioned above given in full in Appendix C. The “Epitome del primer tomo desta cronica” p.


Calanca died in Lima in the morning March 1, This old and noble curaca knew Blas Valera, who had been a defender and spiritual guide of his people, but the friars contested him because he took sides against the Spaniards who tortured the native Quechua in order to obtain their gold…. This work contains a lot of data on religion, customs, mores the Indians of Peru and Bolivia, about geography, theology, and is one of the most important works concerning the origin of the Indians, their history.

His proposal is the insertion of his history to the one of Genesis, so that it is treated people created from the beginning of the times.

Wars of Independence Bolivia: On his arrival at Lima, he was ordered to cross the Andes, apparently to join the Viceroy in the interior. This information is included for anthropological and historical study only. Both have become very rare. In the first instance, Father Calancha tries to correct various interpretations of the origin of the so-called Indians of Peru. Byhe published in Lima his Grammar and arts of the general language of Perua year later the Vocabulary of the general language of the entire Peruthe first dictionary of the Quechua of Cusco.

Medina del Campo, Spain, Use the Firefox browser with the CoolPreview add on. In his chronicle are collected many tales and legends, he carefully studied the gods and religious traditions, languages, messages about idols. Religion in the Andes: Their most notable information are those relating to mythology and oral traditions that collected on the coast, over the pre-Inca time.

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Fray Antonio de la Calancha

But is it the truth, and will it set the record straight? However, it was a neat researcher, what have your verbiage can be found valuable information first hand and oral tales of great interest.

Here, too, he devoted much of his time to the preparation of several learned works, which he later took back to Spain in manuscript, including the first two books of the Natural History of the Indies. It was the second most important work about the Quechua language.

In latehowever, all of his property was confiscated and he was banished from Huamanga, an event that led to his travels throughout the country and most likely to the construction of his masterpiece. He studied at Limawhere he entered the Order of St. The dogged mining of information by modern archaeologists has brought, and will continue to bring, to light valuable nuggets to expand and deepen our own understanding.


Like other authors, the beginning of the history of the Indians he traces to the era of aylyu and barbarismwhen there was no aristocracy, only democracy. He tells of the censorship to which Valera was subjected by the Jesuits and of the destruction of nearly all of his writings, many of which were critical of Jesuit policies in Peru.

Here a college was formed, the languages of the natives were studied, and eventually a printing press was established. The principal seat of the Jesuits was at that time in the little town of Juli, near the western shores of Lake Titicaca.

The book is indispensable for the study of the aborigines and antiquities of South America. Calancha’s work, though not scientific by modern standards, is a valuable source for both history and ethnology.

At fourteen he took the Augustinian habit in the convent of his native city. Diego was a Spanish Jesuit priest and researcher of the Quechua xnd during the times of the Viceroyalty of Peru.

The truth is that Garcilaso himself cites Blas Valera several times in his work, caoancha the Jesuit chachapoyano [Valera was from Chachapoyas] reveals that not only had Garcilaso misquoted and distorted all information related to the quipu as literature by minimizing the quipu to a simple accounting function. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Matthew Reak. Cronica moralizada by Antonio de la Calancha Book 1 edition published in in Undetermined and held by 2 Atnonio member libraries worldwide.

Like other authors, the beginning of the history of the Indians he traces to the era of aylyu and barbarism, when there was no aristocracy, only democracy.