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The Resource The power of huacas : change and resistance in the Andean world of colonial Peru, by Claudia Brosseder

The power of huacas : change and resistance in the Andean world of colonial Peru, by Claudia Brosseder

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The power of huacas : change and resistance in the Andean world of colonial Peru
Title
The power of huacas
Title remainder
change and resistance in the Andean world of colonial Peru
Statement of responsibility
by Claudia Brosseder
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The role of the religious specialist in Andean cultures of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries was a complicated one, balanced between local traditions and the culture of the Spanish. In The Power of Huacas, Claudia Brosseder reconstructs the dynamic interaction between religious specialists and the colonial world that unfolded around them, considering how the discourse about religion shifted on both sides of the Spanish and Andean relationship in complex and unexpected ways. In The Power of Huacas, Brosseder examines evidence of transcultural exchange through religious history, anthropology, and cultural studies. Taking Andean religious specialists or hechizeros (sorcerers) in colonial Spanish terminology as a starting point, she considers the different ways in which Andeans and Spaniards thought about key cultural and religious concepts. Unlike previous studies, this important book fully outlines both sides of the colonial relationship; Brosseder uses extensive archival research in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Italy, and the United States, as well as careful analysis of archaeological and art historical objects, to present the Andean religious worldview of the period on equal footing with that of the Spanish. Throughout the colonial period, she argues, Andean religious specialists retained their own unique logic, which encompassed specific ideas about holiness, nature, sickness, and social harmony. The Power of Huacas deepens our understanding of the complexities of assimilation, showing that, within the maelstrom of transcultural exchange in the Spanish Americas, European paradigms ultimately changed more than Andean ones. "--
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1973-
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Brosseder, Claudia
Dewey number
299.811/44
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F2230.1.R3
LC item number
B76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Shamanism
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
  • RELIGION / Ethnic & Tribal
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
The power of huacas : change and resistance in the Andean world of colonial Peru, by Claudia Brosseder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-442) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A Land Obsessed with Confessions; or, The Historians' Insights into the World of Colonial Andean Religious Specialists -- 2. Civil Versus Ecclesiastical Authorities -- 3. The Sickening Powers of Christianity: A Response by Andean Religious Specialists -- 4. Talking to Demons: The Intensified Persecution of Andean Religious Specialists (ca. 1609-1700) -- 5. From Outspoken Criticism to Clandestine Resistance -- 6. Glimpses of the Protective Powers of Andean Rituals in the Highlands -- 7. Andean Notions of Nature and Harm, and the Disempowerment of Andean Healers -- 8. Weeping Statues: The End of Jesuit Demonology and the Survival of an Andean Culture -- 9. Epilogue -- Notes -- Glossary -- Consulted Archives -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
877561721
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 456 pages
Isbn
9780292756946
Lccn
2014002682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)877561721
Label
The power of huacas : change and resistance in the Andean world of colonial Peru, by Claudia Brosseder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A Land Obsessed with Confessions; or, The Historians' Insights into the World of Colonial Andean Religious Specialists -- 2. Civil Versus Ecclesiastical Authorities -- 3. The Sickening Powers of Christianity: A Response by Andean Religious Specialists -- 4. Talking to Demons: The Intensified Persecution of Andean Religious Specialists (ca. 1609-1700) -- 5. From Outspoken Criticism to Clandestine Resistance -- 6. Glimpses of the Protective Powers of Andean Rituals in the Highlands -- 7. Andean Notions of Nature and Harm, and the Disempowerment of Andean Healers -- 8. Weeping Statues: The End of Jesuit Demonology and the Survival of an Andean Culture -- 9. Epilogue -- Notes -- Glossary -- Consulted Archives -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
877561721
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 456 pages
Isbn
9780292756946
Lccn
2014002682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)877561721

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