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Death and Conversion in the Andes: Lima and Cuzco, 1532-1670 (History Lang and Cult Spanish Portuguese)

 
 
 
 
Death and Conversion in the Andes: Lima and Cuzco, 1532-1670 (History Lang and Cult Spanish Portuguese)
Author: Gabriela Ramos
ISBN 13: 9780268040284
ISBN 10: 268040281
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Date: 2010-04-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $39.00
 
 

Drawing on historical, archaeological, and anthropological research and a wealth of original archival materials, especially the last wills and testaments of indigenous Andeans, Ramos looks at the Christianization of death as it affected the lives of inhabitants of two principal cities of the Peruvian viceroyalty: Lima, the new capital founded on the Pacific coast by the Spanish, and Cuzco, the old capital of the Incas in the Andean highlands. Her study of the wills in particular demonstrates the strategies that Andeans devised to submit to Spanish law and Christian doctrine, preserve bonds of kinship, and cement their place in colonial society.