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Reflective and Communicative Waka: Interaction with the Sacred

Frank Meddens

in Archaeological Interpretations: Symbolic Meaning within Andes Prehistory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066448
eISBN:
9780813058658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066448.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Andean waka are frequently referenced as talking and are portrayed as being consulted by the living elite. In this type of dialogue these sacred entities often appear remarkably fallible. Community ... More


Of Books, Popes, and Huacas; or, the Dilemmas of Being Christian

Gonzalo Lamana

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines questions of difference and authority at the intersection of religion and politics that took place mainly in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries and that still resonate. It ... More


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