Trueman, when you make a post, please do it in such a manner that everyone can understand what you are trying to present. Not everyone is aware or
knows about Pre-Columbian cultures or Andean cosmology like a few are.
That's the problem. I know the info offered is not easy to understand unless you have some knowledge of Incas and pre-Columbian cultures, besides
Andean cosmogony. Some astronomy is also involved since it talks about a calendar.
You yourself has stated that it is the problem. well, you should have cleared that problem in the OP itself by breaking your post into easily
All Right. Those who are interested can read about it in the links provided by you.
But, all those who read might not take the doucments are face value and would of course do a bit of research on it.
What is the premise of your post?
There are two secret Jesuit manuscripts that shows that the Jesuits were trying to protect or save the natives from the atrocities of the
Whos the author of the Manuscripts?
Blas Valera was born in Levanto, Chachapoyas, Peru, in 1545. Valera is considered to be the son of Luis Valera, one of the men who accompanied
Pizarro in the conquest of the Inca Empire. He established himself in this city since its foundation. The mother of this outstanding Chachapoyano
writer was Francisca Pérez, a native who had taken this name after being baptized. The circumstance that he was born in 1545, less than 20 years
after the fall of the Inca Empire, allowed him to meet many of its prominent men and also old amautas, that transmitted and entrusted him the events
that he later narrated in his works.
What is the authenticity of the documents?
Actually its controversial.
The revelation of the "Naples documents", has led to controversial disputes among scholars as to how these documents should be evaluated. Many
Andeanists consider the manuscript as forgeries fabricated by the owner Clara Miccinelli and her friend Carlo Animato and argue that the content of
these documents cannot be taken literal. Likewise, Francesa Cantú, from the Universitá di Roma, and Maurizio Gnerre, from the Instituto
Universitario Orientale, also found documents in public archives in Italy that connect with aspects of the story found in the Naples documents.
Likewise, these two scholars have also been accused of manufacturing false documentation. Moreover, many Peruvians argue that the Naples documents
were forged by Jesuit followers of Valera after his death in order to express political opinions, which would otherwise be censured by Society. Those
pertaining to this chain of thought, also argue that Valera did not write Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno. Lastly, there are those who believe that the
Naples documents are authentic and true regarding his fake death and life. In addition, the discovery of the Naples documents not only raises
questions with regards to Valera's life, but also raises assumptions that the Incas had a secret, phonetic writing system and that the writings in
Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno are evidence of indigenous resistance to Spanish domination. Valera's discrete crimes show an attachment to his
people, his radical condemnation of the Spanish conquest, and his belief that the Incas understood the key Christian truths. The Naples Documents also
talk about Quipu writing, which is supposed to be a phonetic form of language that supposedly was used by the Incas, if this is true, many of the
secrets and ambiguities from the colonial Andes would be solved.
Fine. Up to this point, the whole matter was about Two Secret Jesuit Documents. Quite valid, for discussion,
From this point, the Op turns fringe.
The 1st link provided is a pdf file toa paper presented by Laura Laurencich Minelli
of Department of Palaeography and Medieval Studies,
University of Bologna(not Clara Miccinelli
as stated in Jeremy Mumford's paper in the second link) & Giulio Magli of Department of Mathematics
at the Polytechnic of Milan.
I am not an expert on decoding a quipu. It is damn hard even for specialists and very few can do the feat.
I, personally, find it hard to believe that these two could easily decode the quipu.
For there was no actual quipu for them to decode, but the description/ images of a quipu on the documents by Blas valera.
That leads to a fact that , what is the peer review status of this paper submitted by Minelli & Magli?
Can Trueman provide any information on these?