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Into the archive : writing and power in colonial Peru

Author: Kathryn Burns
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Kathryn Burns shows how the biases and practices of Spanish notaries and their clients in colonial Cuzco shaped official records and, therefore, the archive on which contemporary historians rely.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Burns
ISBN: 9780822348689 0822348683
OCLC Number: 718341585
Description: xv, 247 pages : illustrations, cartes, fac-similés ; 23 cm
Contents: Of notaries, templates, and truth --
Interests --
Custom --
Power in the archives --
Archives as chessboards.
Responsibility: Kathryn Burns.


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"Those who read this small but wise volume will doubtless enhance both their understanding of colonial record making, and also their need to treat the documentary record with caution, always Read more...

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