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Cummins, Tom 1949-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 155 publications in 4 languages and 2,448 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Academic theses  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: ND1432.S63, 704.9482098
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Cummins
Beyond the lettered city : indigenous literacies in the Andes by Joanne Rappaport( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Joanne Rappaport and art historian Tom Cummins examine the colonial imposition of alphabetic and visual literacy on indigenous groups in the northern Andes. They consider how the Andean peoples received, maintained, and subverted the conventions of Spanish literacy, often combining them with their own traditions. Indigenous Andean communities neither used narrative pictorial representation nor had alphabetic or hieroglyphic literacy before the arrival of the Spaniards. To absorb the conventions of Spanish literacy, they had to engage with European symbolic systems. Doing so altered their worldviews and everyday lives, making alphabetic and visual literacy prime tools of colonial domination
The Virgin, saints, and angels : South American paintings 1600-1825, from the Thoma collection by Suzanne L Stratton-Pruitt( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Italian and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is astonishingly little literature in English on painting in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Published in association with the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, this exhibition catalogue explores a little known aspect of the history of art that is increasingly appreciated for its energy and originality. Although the initial impetus for paintings in South America was provided by artists who came from Europe, they were soon outnumbered by natives who become proficient in decorating churches and public buildings. The 56 paintings--never previously published--in the Thoma Collection offer an accurate and compelling survey of the diverse schools of painting that developed in the vast regions of the Viceroyalty which yielded the present day countries of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina"--Publisher description
Toasts with the Inca : Andean abstraction and colonial images on quero vessels by Tom Cummins( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native traditions in the postconquest world : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 2nd through 4th October 1992 by Symposium Native Traditions in the Postconquest World( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important anthology marking, but not celebrating, the Columbian Quincentenary, directing attention to indigenous cultural responses to the Spanish intrusion in Mexico and Peru, utilizing as much as possible native documents and sources, and exploring mentalities. While we can benefit from the analysis and methodology in all contributions to this volume, items certain to interest Mesoamericanists include: Hill Boone, 'Introduction,' for the volume's orientation; Laiou, 'The Many Faces of Medieval Colonization,' for background, analysis of colonization as process, and its multiple forms; Lockhart, 'Three Experiences of Culture Contact: Nahua, Maya, and Quechua,' for special attention to language change as a reflection of broader cultural evolution in key areas; Hill Boone, 'Pictorial Documents and Visual Thinking in Postconquest Mexico,' for an examination of the endurance of these forms in 16th-century Nahua culture; Wood, 'The Social vs. Legal Context of Nahuatl Títulos,' for an examination of community self-representation in native manuscripts and pictorials in the eighteenth century; Gillespie, 'The Triple Alliance: A Postconquest Tradition,' for an explanation of the colonial manipulation of the symbolic triadic organization for a new historical tradition; Burkhart, 'Pious Performances: Christian Pageantry and Native Identity in Early Colonial Mexico,' for a study of the Nahuas' reshaping of Christian ritual; Karttunen, 'Indigenous Writing as a Vehicle of Postconquest Continuity and Change in Mesoamerica,' for an examination of Nahua and Maya writing traditions into the present, including evidence of women's lesser but possibly significant role; and, Cummins, 'Native Traditions in the Postconquest World: Commentary,' for concluding reflections on the interrelated elements of text (written, performative, visual, auratic, and so on), image, discourse, language, traditions, identity, and colonialism"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The Getty Murúa : essays on the making of Martín de Murúa's "Historia general del Piru," J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the three extant illustrated manuscripts chronicling the history of the Inca empire and early Spanish rule in the Andes, two are by the Mercedarian friar Martin de Murua, who probably arrived in Peru in the 1570s. His Historia del origen, y genealogia real de los reyes ingas del Piru (1590) and Historia general del Piru (1616) drew on the author's experiences among the indigenous peoples and colonial officials of viceregal Peru as well as on accounts by other Spanish writers and the talents of several Andean illustrators. The Historia general - now known as the Getty Murua - comprises thirty-eight hand-colored images, most depicting Inca kings and queens, and nearly four hundred folios of beautifully calligraphed text. The essays gathered in this volume focus not only on the manuscript's physical components - quires and watermarks, scripts and pigments - but also on its relation to Inca textiles, European portraits, Murua's other manuscript, and the intellectual and social context that gave rise to but did not publish his Historia general. The Getty Murua provides a complex and original analysis of the creation and fate of this early modern historical and artistic treasure." --Book Jacket
Manuscript cultures of colonial Mexico and Peru : new questions and approaches( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume showcases dynamic developments in the field of manuscript research that go beyond traditional textual, iconographic, or codicological studies. Using state-of-the-art conservation technologies, scholars investigate how four manuscripts--the Galvin Murúa, the Getty Murúa, the Florentine Codex, and the Relación de Michoacán--were created and demonstrate why these objects must be studied in a comparative context. The forensic study of manuscripts provides art historians, anthropologists, curators, and conservators with effective methods for determining authorship, identifying technical innovations, and contextualizing illustrated histories. This information, in turn, allows for more nuanced arguments that transcend the information that the written texts and painted images themselves provide. The book encourages scholars to think broadly about the manuscripts of colonial Mexico and Peru in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and employ new techniques and methods of research"--Back cover
Más allá de la ciudad letrada : letramientos indígenas en los Andes by Joanne Rappaport( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde 1574 hasta su muerte en Madrid en 1590 don Diego de Torres, el señor hereditario o cacique del pueblo muisca de Turmequé, cerca de Bogotá, peleó una batalla legal para recuperar los derechos sobre su cacicazgo, el cual le había sido arrebatado por los miembros de la Corte Real o Audiencia en Santafé de Bogotá, en un intento de bloquear sus esfuerzos por denunciar los múltiples abusos que las autoridades españolas habían cometido allí contra la población indígena
Historia general del Piru : facsimile of J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16 by Martín de Murúa( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the three extant illustrated manuscripts chronicling the history of the Inca empire and early Spanish rule in the Andes, two are by the Mercedarian friar Martin de Murua, who probably arrived in Peru in the 1570s. His Historia del origen, y genealogia real de los reyes ingas del Piru (1590) and Historia general del Piru (1616) drew on the author's experiences among the indigenous peoples and colonial officials of viceregal Peru as well as on accounts by other Spanish writers and the talents of several Andean illustrators. The Historia general - now known as the Getty Murua - comprises thirty-eight hand-colored images, most depicting Inca kings and queens, and nearly four hundred folios of beautifully calligraphed text. The essays gathered in this volume focus not only on the manuscript's physical components - quires and watermarks, scripts and pigments - but also on its relation to Inca textiles, European portraits, Murua's other manuscript, and the intellectual and social context that gave rise to but did not publish his Historia general. The Getty Murua provides a complex and original analysis of the creation and fate of this early modern historical and artistic treasure." --Book Jacket
Los incas, reyes del Perú by Tom Cummins( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se presenta una vasta gama de lienzos sobre temas del imperio incaico, acompañados de estudios que se enfocan fundamentalmente en las representaciones de pintores peruanos quienes transmiten una memoria colectiva propia, reconociendo la labor de los cronistas del virreinato
Sacred matter : animacy and authority in the Americas by Steve Kosiba( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sacred Matter: Animacy and Authority in the Americas examines animism in Pre-Columbian America, focusing on how objects and places played central social roles in practices that expressed and sanctified political authority in the Andes, Amazon, and Mesoamerica. Pre-Columbian peoples staked claims to their authority when they animated matter by giving life to grandiose buildings, speaking with deified boulders, and killing valued objects. Likewise, things and places often animated people by demanding labor, care, and nourishment. In these practices of animation, things were cast as active subjects, agents of political change, and representatives of communities. People were positioned according to specific social roles and stations: workers, worshippers, revolutionaries, tribute payers, or authorities. Such practices manifested political visions of social order by defining relationships between people, things, and the environment. Contributors to this volume present a range of perspectives (archaeological, art historical, ethnohistorical, and linguistic) to shed light on how Pre-Columbian social authority was claimed and sanctified in practices of transformation and transubstantiation-that is, practices that birthed, converted, or destroyed certain objects and places, as well as the social and natural order from which these things were said to emerge"--
Highest heaven : Spanish and Portuguese colonial art from the collection of Roberta and Richard Huber by San Antonio Museum of Art( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huellas del pasado : los sellos de jama-coaque by Tom Cummins( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native artists and patrons in colonial Latin America( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstraction to narration : Kero imagery of Peru and the colonial alteration of native identity by Tom Cummins( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brindis con el Inca : la abstracción andina y las imágenes coloniales de los queros by Tom Cummins( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Getty Murúa essays on the making of Martín de Murúa's "Historia general del Piru" ; J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia general del Piru : facsimile of J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16 by Martín de Murúa( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden calf in America by Tom Cummins( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au miroir de l’anthropologie historique Mélanges offerts à Nathan Wachtel by Solange Alberro( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage recoupe les thématiques de la mémoire juive, de l’histoire et de l’anthropologie des sociétés andines, du marranisme ibéro-américain. Il montre la fécondité du dialogue entre l’histoire et l’anthropologie, proposition de recherche croisée qui a renouvelé depuis 1970 la connaissance que nous avons des sociétés humaines et modifié le regard que nous portons sur les mondes européens et non européens
Abstraction to narration, kero immagery of Peru and the colonial alteration of native identity by Tom Cummins( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Virgin, saints, and angels : South American paintings 1600-1825, from the Thoma collection
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The Virgin, saints, and angels : South American paintings 1600-1825, from the Thoma collectionToasts with the Inca : Andean abstraction and colonial images on quero vesselsNative traditions in the postconquest world : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 2nd through 4th October 1992The Getty Murúa : essays on the making of Martín de Murúa's "Historia general del Piru," J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16Manuscript cultures of colonial Mexico and Peru : new questions and approachesHistoria general del Piru : facsimile of J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16Sacred matter : animacy and authority in the Americas
Alternative Names
Cummins, Thomas.

Cummins, Thomas 1949-

Cummins, Thomas B.F. 1949-

Cummins, Thomas B. F. (Thomas Bitting Foster), 1949-

Cummins, Thomas Bitting Foster.

Cummins, Thomas Bitting Foster 1949-

Cummins, Tom

Cummins, Tom 1949-

Languages
English (77)

Spanish (31)

Italian (2)

French (1)