Shadows of Empire: The Indian Nobility of Cusco, 1750-1825 by David T. Garrett | 9780521846349 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Shadows of Empire: The Indian Nobility of Cusco, 1750-1825

Shadows of Empire: The Indian Nobility of Cusco, 1750-1825

by David T. Garrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 052184634X

ISBN-13: 9780521846349

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Indian nobility of the Andes—largely descended from the Inca monarchs and other pre-conquest lords—occupied a crucial economic and political position in late colonial Andean society, a position widely accepted as legitimate until the Túpac Amaru rebellion. This volume traces the history of this late colonial elite and examines the pre-conquest

Overview

The Indian nobility of the Andes—largely descended from the Inca monarchs and other pre-conquest lords—occupied a crucial economic and political position in late colonial Andean society, a position widely accepted as legitimate until the Túpac Amaru rebellion. This volume traces the history of this late colonial elite and examines the pre-conquest and colonial foundations of their privilege and authority. It brings to light the organization and the ideology of the Indian nobility in the bishopric of Cusco in the decades before the rebellion, and uses this nobility as a lens through which to study the internal organization and tension of late colonial Indian communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521846349
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Latin American Studies, #90
Pages:
345
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Indian Elites and the Colonial Order: 1. Spanish conquest and the Habsburg reforms; 2. The long seventeenth century; Part II. The Indian Nobility of Bourbon Cusco: 3. Cacical families and provincial nobilities; 4. Communal economies and Indian fortunes; 5. The politics of the Cacicazgo; Part III. Crisis and Collapse: 6. From reform to rebellion; 7. The breakdown of colonial order.

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