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Compare and contrast the two main myths of the beginning of the culture and chose which myth seems most likely to have happened and what concepts you find most helpful in the understanding of the foundation of the Inca Empire.

This paper is over the myth of the beginning of the Inca empire/ culture. It must compare and contrast the two main myths of the beginning of the culture and chose which myth seems most likely to have happened and what concepts you find most helpful in the understanding of the foundation of the Inca Empire.

Resources:

1) Urton, Gray The history of a Myth- 1990 The history of a myth: Pacariqtambo and the origin of the Inkas. Austin: University of Texas Press.

2) GARCILASO DE LA VEGA, Inca

1966 [1609] Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru. Translated by Harold V. Livermore. 2 vols. Austin: University of Texas Press. (English translation of the chronicle, also other editions)

2006 [1609] Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru. Translated by Harold V. Livermore. Edited by Karen Spalding. Abridged edition. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company.

3) COBO, Bernabé

2005 [1653] History of the Inca Empire: an account of the Indians’ customs and their origin, together with a treatise on Inca legends, history, and social institutions. Translated and edited by Roland Hamilton. Foreword by John Rowe. Austin: University of Texas Press. (English translation of the chronicle)

4)MORRIS, Craig & Adriana VON HAGEN. 2011. The Incas: lords of the four quarters. New York: Thames & Hudson. From chapter 2. The Birth and Growth of Tawantinsuyu. Pp. 25-31. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74117844/USIL_history_reading/06_Morris_von_Hagen_History.pdf

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