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KAULICKE, Peter. Memoria historiografiada y memoria materializada: Problemas en la percepción del pasado andino preeuropeo. Estud. atacam. [online]. 2003, n.26, pp. 17-34. ISSN 0718-1043.

This paper enquires how different types of memory relate to history, and applies resulting concepts to reach a greater understanding of the way the Incas might have envisioned their past. A series of levels are formulated in this manner, ordering the past into cycles that link the world of the gods with the "historical" Incas. Memory is fundamental to the reinforcement of the ruler and his future role as ancestor. Hence, `ancestralization' is basic to the legitimation and perpetuation of power. The cases of Pisac and Sipan reveal forms of ancestralizing the landscape and corporality that are differently faceted, with conceptual differences and their links to the elite. Memory comes into being with elites and shares their downfall, but it always retains or reuses parts of previous memories

Palabras clave : concepts of memory; historical consciousness; Andean historiography; ancestrality; Pisac; Sipan.

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