Film, Video Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca

About this Item

Title
Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca
Summary
"The Royal Commentaries of the Inca," by El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, considered by historians to be the earliest and most important literary work of the Americas, was published 400 years ago, in 1609. The book is a keenly observant account of the Inca Empire, its conquest by Spain and the first years of colonial rule in the Americas. The Library of Congress and the Embassy of Peru celebrate its 400th anniversary with a presentation by scholars.
Event Date
November 19, 2009
Notes
-  Luis Valdivieso became the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Peru in the United States on February 17, 2009, after being Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru from mid-2008 until January 2009. During this period, he was also Chairman of the Board of the Andean Finance Corporation, the National Fund for the Financing of the Public Sector Entrepreneurial Activity, and the Peruvian National Retirement Investment Fund, the Private Investment Promotion Agency, and the Inter-ministerial Committee of Social Affairs. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the Catholic University of Peru, and a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Boston University.
-  Raquel Chang-Rodriguez (Ph.D., New York University) is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic literature and culture at the Graduate Center and the City College of the City University of New York. She has held visiting posts at Colgate University as Colgate Professor of the Humanities and at Columbia University, and has participated in seminars and courses in Spain, Peru, and Germany. Chang-Rodriguez is Honorary Associate of the Hispanic Society of America and was incorporated with the title of Profesora Honoraria to the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru.
-  Max Hernandez is one of the leading intellectuals in contemporary Peru and a major personality in the Peruvian Psychoanalytic Society. He has been a British Council Scholar, a Ministry of Overseas development (U.K.) Fellow, a Wilson Center Guest Scholar, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spain) Fellow, Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University and of the World Academy of Art and Science. A psychoanalyst and historian, Dr. Hernandez has also been actively involved in cultural and societal matters of his native Peru. He was present in 1974 for the founding of the Peruvian Center for Development of Psychoanalysis. He was among the training analysts who formed the new Peruvian Institute of Psycho-analysis which was approved as a member of the Peruvian Psychoanalytic Society in 1987. He has published and lectured widely. Since the 1990s he has tried, with others, to develop a shared vision for the future of Peru that provides needed direction for that impoverished country. He has studied Peruvian civil society and its relationship to its political system and used psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic techniques to enrich the results of this endeavor.
Related Resources
John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/
Hispanic Division: http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/
Running Time
1 hours, 33 minutes, 43 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video

Rights & Access

While the Library of Congress created most of the videos in this collection, they include copyrighted materials that the Library has permission from rightsholders to present.  Rights assessment is your responsibility.  The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may also be content that is protected under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.  Permissions may additionally be required from holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights). Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. However, the information we have may not be accurate or complete.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Credit Line: Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca. 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4787/.

APA citation style:

(2009) Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4787/.

MLA citation style:

Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca. 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4787/>.