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Book/Printed Material Constitutions of the Province of the Twelve Apostles of Peru, 1617. Constitvciones dela provincia delos Doze Apostoles del Pirv hechas, y recebidas en el capitvlo Prouincial celebrado enel Conuento de Nuestra Señora delos Angeles dela Ciudad de los Reyes, año 1617

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Title

  • Constitutions of the Province of the Twelve Apostles of Peru, 1617.

Other Title

  • Constitvciones dela provincia delos Doze Apostoles del Pirv hechas, y recebidas en el capitvlo Prouincial celebrado enel Conuento de Nuestra Señora delos Angeles dela Ciudad de los Reyes, año 1617

Summary

  • Constituciones dela provincia delos Doce Apostoles del Piru (Constitutions of the province of the Twelve Apostles of Peru) was published in Lima, Peru, in 1617. The first printing press in South America was established in Lima by Antonio Ricardo (circa 1540-1606), an Italian who had worked for a time as a printer with the Jesuits in Mexico City. This book is part of a collection of 39 first editions in the National Library of Peru, produced at the press between 1584 and 1619. The collection was inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2013. In Latin, Spanish, and several Amerindian languages, these books are an important part of the record of the encounter between two worlds: the Amerindian civilization of the Incas and the European culture represented by the Spanish conquistadors. They are important sources for the study of the dissemination of ideas in the Spanish Empire, including the evangelization process and the diffusion of Catholicism on the one hand and the debate over the indigenous peoples and their condition as human beings on the other. Several of the books provide insights into the political, cultural, and social organization of the vanquished Inca civilization, as well as a record of the Quechua and Aymara languages spoken by the Incas.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1617.

Headings

  • -  Peru
  • -  1617
  • -  Catholic Church--Missions
  • -  Franciscans
  • -  Memory of the World
  • -  Statues

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 48 pages.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Peru.
  • -  Content in Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Peruvian First Editions

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  • 2021666923

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  • pdf
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Constitutions of the Province of the Twelve Apostles of Peru. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1617] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666923/.

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(1617) Constitutions of the Province of the Twelve Apostles of Peru. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666923/.

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Constitutions of the Province of the Twelve Apostles of Peru. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1617] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666923/>.