Habsburg Peru

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Habsburg Peru

Images, Imagination and Memory

Liverpool Latin American Studies, 2


November 1st, 1999

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The reception of the ‘discovery’, conquest and colonisation of Spanish America spawned a rich imaginative literature. The case studies presented in this book represent two distinct types of imagining by two diametrically different groups: literate, and in some cases erudite Europeans, and a vanquished native nobility. The former endeavoured to make sense of Spain’s (and Portugal’s) ‘marvellous possessions’ in the New World with the limited conceptual tools at their disposal, the latter to construct a colonial identity based on their shared ancestral memory while incorporating elements from the even more wondrous Hispanic culture that had overwhelmed them.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Part I: Peru in English: The Early History of the English Fascination with Peru13
1: Introduction15
2: Historical Texts27
3: Accounts of Sea Voyages and Travel33
4: Collections of Voyages and Travels55
5: Geographies and Atlases71
6: Documents, Monographs and Theatre79
7: Conclusion86
Part II: The Inca and Inca Symbolism in Popular Festive Culture: The Religious Processions of Seventeenth-Century Cuzco97
8: Exploring Incan Identity99
9: The Inca and the Politics of Nostalgia109
10: The Inca Motif in Colonial Fiestas – I127
11: The Inca Motif in Colonial Fiestas – II136
12: Conclusion157
Appendix I163
Appendix II168