History and Language in the Andes by Paul Heggarty

By Paul Heggarty

This publication gathers ground-breaking, explicitly inter-disciplinary essays analyzing the Andean earlier, together with heritage, languages, anthropology, and ethnohistory.

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By the twentieth century, the focus turns inexorably to the trends behind the modern decline of Quechua and other 14 A D R I A N J . P E A R C E A N D PAU L H E G G A R T Y languages, as well as state-based gestures and efforts toward maintenance or revival. For three of the contributors here, relations between language and society take on very specific linguistic form, embodied in the development of the lengua general during colonial rule, and of the Huancayo-Huancavelica Quechua frontier through the mita labor draft.

For a study of the Mochica language, see Cerrón-Palomino, La lengua de Naimlap. On the ruling families of the curacazgos of the Lima Valley see also Charney, Indian Society in the Valley of Lima. 32. Torero, Idiomas de los Andes. 33. Waldemar Espinoza Soriano, “Los mitmas yungas de Collique en Cajamarca, siglos XVI y XVII,” Revista del Museo Nacional 36 (1970), pp. 9–57; Cerrón-Palomino, Lingüística quechua, p. 62. 34. Cerrón-Palomino, Lingüística quechua, pp. 334; Torero, Idiomas de los Andes ; Mannheim, The Language of the Inka.

More recently, the concept has been extended to embrace the broader conditions in which the native peoples lived from the 1820s until at least the 1870s; conditions that developed in the context of the crisis of both the creole state apparatus and the economy, themselves the products of chronic political instability and isolation from international markets. During this period, for example, native economies and markets appear to have experienced a reflorescence, evident most strikingly in control of the rich wool industry of the southern highlands.

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