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Aspects of the sacred and kingship at the Inka palace of Qespiwanka

Farrington, Ian


This paper discusses research conducted at Qespiwanka, an inka rural palace in the Vilkanota Valley (Peru), in the context of its articulation with its landscape and estate boundaries. Initially, it focuses on the meaning of the toponym, made up of two Quechua words, qespi and wank’a, to elucidate its function. A discussion of the nature of communication with the sacred, including inka concepts of shrine, stone and brilliant light, which are further developed within the context of kingship and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Time and Mind
DOI: 10.1080/1751696X.2017.1341244


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