Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and Its Long Aftermath / Edition 1

Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and Its Long Aftermath / Edition 1

by Charles F. Walker
     
 


A social history of the earthquake-tsunami that struck Lima in October 1746, looking at how people in and beyond Lima understood and reacted to the natural disaster.See more details below

Overview


A social history of the earthquake-tsunami that struck Lima in October 1746, looking at how people in and beyond Lima understood and reacted to the natural disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341895
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
A John Hope Franklin Center Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
513,142
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Tables

1 Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Absolutism, and Lima 1

2 Balls of Fire: Premonitions and the Destruction of Lima 21

3 The City of Kings: Before and After 52

4 Stabilizing the Unstable and Ordering the Disorderly 74

5 Contending Notions of Lima: Obstacles to Urban Reform in the Aftermath 90

6 Licentious Friars,Wandering Nuns, and Tangled Censos: A Shakeup of the Church 106

7 Controlling Women's Bodies and Placating God's Wrath: Moral Reform 131

8 All These Indian and Black People Bear Us No Good Will"; The Lima and Huarochiri Rebellions of 1750 156

Epilogue: Aftershocks and Echoes 186

Notes 193

Bibliography 223

Index 251

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