People of the Volcano: Andean Counterpoint in the Colca Valley of Peru

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Overview

While it now attracts many tourists, the Colca Valley of Peru's southern Andes was largely isolated from the outside world until the 1970s, when a passable road was built linking the valley-and its colonial churches, terraced hillsides, and deep canyon-to the city of Arequipa and its airport, eight hours away. Noble David Cook and his co-researcher Alexandra Parma Cook have been studying the Colca Valley since 1974, and this detailed ethnohistory reflects their decades-long engagement with the valley, its history, and its people. Drawing on unusually rich surviving documentary evidence, they explore the cultural transformations experienced by the first three generations of Indians and Europeans in the region following the Spanish conquest of the Incas.

About the Author:
Noble David Cook is Professor of History at Florida International University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822339885
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations and Tables     ix
Preface     xi
Foundations
Beneath the Soaring Condor     3
Return of the Viracocha     29
Crisis of the New Order     51
The "Republica de los Indios"
Constructing an "Andean Utopia"     79
"Republica de los Indios": Social and Political Structure     105
Tribute and the Domestic Economy     131
Extractive Economy     155
Indoctrination and Resistance     181
The "Republica de los Espanoles"
Crisis in the "Republica de los Espanoles"     215
Epilogue: Andean Counterpoint     243
Notes     261
Bibliography     285
Index     311
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