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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.Read more
- First archivally-based, close analysis of late colonial Andean indigenous elites
- Examination of the great Tupac Amaru rebellion from the standpoint of the Indian nobility
- Joins the imperial institutional and legal history of the Spanish Andes to that of local, indigenous societies
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"This is a fine-grained study, meticulously researched and scrupulously written, and it represents a considerable achievement. It should remain the standard reference on the late colonial vicissitudes of the Inca nobles and other indigenous elites in southern Peru. Its emphasis on social divergence within interlocking indigenous, and even non-indigenous, elites and local governance has significant implications for the study of politics, society, and power well beyond the colonial era.
-David Cahill, University of New South Wales, American Historical Review
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- Date Published: July 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107405479
- length: 328 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.48kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
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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