Netherly, Patricia. Out of many, one: the organization of rule in the north coast polities

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Out of many, one: the organization of rule in the north coast polities

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins

Published By: Original publisher The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1990. 461-487 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Patricia Netherly

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chimu (SE75)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Humanistic studies (814); Traditional history (173); History (175); Territorial hierarchy (631); Moieties (616); Chief executive (643); Status, role, and prestige (554);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this historiography of oral traditions, it is recognized that Andeans were more interested in reaffirming or redefining the rights of a person or group than presenting an actual genealogy; something to consider in studying accounts of the Naymlap or Taycanamo dynasties. Nevertheless, Colonial era administrative and legal documents can be used to explore indigenous socio-political organization of the north coast. At every level of administration, polities were grouped as ranked moieties (dual division) such that no individual could have power over the whole society and lords had to negotiate with their co-rulers. Documents for Chicama list eighteen lords, suggesting that there were six levels of organization in that valley when the Chimu were in power. The Naymlap and Taycanamo myths are examined for what may have been omitted. Two early encomienda grants from the Moche Valley are found to be useful, along with evidence of the locations of Chimu canals, for exploring socio-political divisions of the Chimu in the Moche Valley under the Inka. How dual political power may have been expressed at Chan Chan through time is also considered. It is noted that the Chimu state did not have an independent class of bureaucrats. Bureaucratic administration took place within groups beneath a lord, who in turn depended upon another lord. Because of co-rule and nesting allegiances, lords could move up or down the hierarchy as the Chimu Empire grew or shrank.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 33

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. se75-033

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 484-487)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnohistorian, Archaeologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1100-400 BP (AD 900-1600 )

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) north and central coast, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chimu Indians--Politics and government--Congresses//Chimu Indians--Antiquities--Congresses//Chan Chan Site (Peru)--Congresses//Peru--Antiquities--Congresses


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