This report studies how the work of Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Nueva corónica y Buen gobierno (1615), reflects his complex cultural background. Poma had roots in the Andeans, but was also assimilated into the Christian-European culture that came to Peru with the colonialization. Furthermore, the report focuses on how Nueva corónica reflects the contemporary cultural conflicts, which affected Poma and his work and society in general. To study this, the report firstly presents a historical account of the pre-Columbian and the Early Colonial Peru. Furthermore, Guaman Poma and his personal life is presented, as his past and experiences are crucial to understand the genesis of Nueva corónica. The study is a thematic analysis, focusing on religious syncretism, race, moral beliefs, and the literary genre universal chronicle. With Anibal Quijano’s theoretical perspective of decoloniality, and the perspective of mnemohistory it is discussed how the Nueva corónica can be understood as both a de-colonializing project, and an attempt to rewrite the history of the Andean people. The story Poma creates is a complex mix of Andean and Christian-European traditions and events from his own time. In the analysis, we seek to point this out and to illuminate how he uses this to criticize the Spaniards and for personal purposes. In this way Poma’s work reflects a turbulent time in the history of Peru and how a specific group called Indio-ladinos sought to reshape their identities and protest against the colonial system.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2017|