Book/Printed Material Art and Vocabulary in the Common Language of Peru Called Quechua and in the Spanish Language. Arte, y vocabvlario enla lengva general del Perv llamada Quichua, y en la lengua Española. El Mas Copioso y elegante que hasta agore se ha impreso

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Title

  • Art and Vocabulary in the Common Language of Peru Called Quechua and in the Spanish Language.

Other Title

  • Arte, y vocabvlario enla lengva general del Perv llamada Quichua, y en la lengua Española. El Mas Copioso y elegante que hasta agore se ha impreso

Summary

  • Arte, y vocabulario enla lengua general del Perv llamada Quichua, y en la lengua Española (Art and vocabulary in the common language of Peru called Quechua and in the Spanish language) was published in Lima, Peru, in 1586. The book is one of the earliest accounts of Quechua, the predominant language spoken by the Inca people of South America. It consists mainly of a glossary of Quechua words and their Spanish equivalents. At the end are notes on the grammar of the Quechua language. 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

  • Lima, Peru : Antonio Ricardo, 1586.

Headings

  • -  Peru
  • -  1586
  • -  Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • -  Grammar
  • -  Incas
  • -  Indians of South America
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Memory of the World
  • -  Quechua language

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 180 pages ; 15 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Peru.
  • -  Content in Quechua and 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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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666926

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Art and Vocabulary in the Common Language of Peru Called Quechua and in the Spanish Language. Lima, Peru: Antonio Ricardo, 1586. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666926/.

APA citation style:

(1586) Art and Vocabulary in the Common Language of Peru Called Quechua and in the Spanish Language. Lima, Peru: Antonio Ricardo. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666926/.

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Art and Vocabulary in the Common Language of Peru Called Quechua and in the Spanish Language. Lima, Peru: Antonio Ricardo, 1586. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666926/>.