This article will need a lot of work. The title itself might be construed as an error: normally empires are named with adjectives, c.f. Imperium Romanum, Imperium Cossanum and so on. However, in this case I might let it stand, as in Latin sources that I've read, Inca or Inga is always a title of the emperor, rather than the gentilic for the whole tribe (who are instead called Peruani or Peruviani, though obviously that won't work so well for us), so one might say Imperium Incae in much the same way one might hypothetically say "Kingdom of the Shah" and there would be no doubt what kingdom you were refering to.
In general I think this article would be greatly helped by reference to pre-existing Latin sources on Peru. I will start a Fontes section below, starting with the ones I can think of off the top of my head. If anyone can add something, please do. --Iustinus (01:34, forgot to sign)
- Here's a useful quote from De Bry, VI, pl. 12, ad cap V: "Intelligens Franciscus Pizarrus quam opulenta esset vrbs Cuzco Ingarum Imperii Regia, Caxamalcam deferens, eò proficiscitur" ... so Benzonus at least used Ingarum Imperium. Again, the Genitive probably is because Ingae are the emperors, not the people. --Iustinus 05:34, 5 Augusti 2006 (UTC)
- Just some examples of appellations I ran across: "De Imperio regum Ingarum in Peru" ; "Insuper Peruviani sub imperio Incarum, magnifica habuerunt templa superstitionis suae" ; "Quae Beatus Toribius Archiepraese Limanus Ecclesiae Peruani Imperii mirifice illustravit" ; "TAHUANTISUYO, nomen priscum Peruviae Regni" ; "finem Imperio Incarum imposuit" ; "Servus Dei Toribius Alphonsus Mogroveius Archiepisc. Limanus provinciam Limensem, seu Peruanum Imperium elimavit" ... —Myces Tiberinus 12:47, 5 Augusti 2006 (UTC)
- Wow, looks like Incarum/Ingarum is pretty usual! --Iustinus 15:00, 5 Augusti 2006 (UTC)
- I think you both are rigth. If there are many sources that comfirm what you said, it's necessary for us to change the article's title.--Le K-li 01:47, 23 Februarii 2007 (UTC)
I have corrected spelling of Quechua words to make them closer to Quechua pronunciation using classical 22-letter alphabet, such as Romans would spell them. "hu" are replaced with "V/u", "y" with "i", "ay" with "ae", "qu" with "c".220.127.116.11 15:15, 5 Octobris 2007 (UTC)
- 1596, Benzoni Historiae, in Theodori à Bry Americae pars sexta
- 1628 Gotofredi Archontologia Cosmica, pp. 320, 321, 322, 333.
- 1698, Hofmanni Lexicon Universale, pp. 677-8, s.v. Peruvia
Re: "Imperium Incae illic rexit, antequam Hispanii id ceperunt." Ubi fuit "illic"? IacobusAmor 16:45, 5 Octobris 2007 (UTC)