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In search of an Inca : identity and utopia in the Andes

Author: Alberto Flores Galindo; Carlos Aguirre; Charles F Walker; Willie Hiatt
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: New approaches to the Americas.
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"In Search of the Inca examines how people in the Andean region have invoked the Incas to question and rethink colonialism and injustice, from the time of the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century until the late twentieth century. It stresses the recurrence of the "Andean utopia," that is, the idealization of the precolonial past as an era of harmony, justice, and prosperity and the foundation for political and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Flores Galindo; Carlos Aguirre; Charles F Walker; Willie Hiatt
ISBN: 9780521591348 0521591341 9780521598613 0521598613 1805410008 9781805410003
OCLC Number: 605015869
Description: xxix, 270 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Europe and the land of the Incas: the Andean utopia --
2. Communities and doctrines: the struggle for souls (central Andes, 1608-1666) --
3. The spark and the fire: Juan Santos Atahualpa --
4. The Tupac Amaru Revolution and the Andean people --
5. Govern the world, disrupt the world --
6. Soldiers and montoneros --
7. A republic without citizens --
8. The utopian horizon --
9. The boiling point --
10. The silent war --
11. Epilogue: dreams and nightmares.
Series Title: New approaches to the Americas.
Other Titles: Buscando un inca.
Responsibility: Alberto Flores Galindo ; edited and translated by Carlos Aguirre, Charles F. Walker, Willie Hiatt.
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'Flores Galindo, in his now-classic In Search of an Inca, traces the utopian myth that has persisted in many forms in the Andean region down to the present, inspiring uprisings, prophecies, sects, Read more...

 
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