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BeschreibungExplores the profound cultural transformations triggered by Spain's efforts to colonize the Andean region, and demonstrates the continuing influence of the Inquisition to the present day.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: Three accused heretics; Inquisition as bureaucracy; Mysteries of state; Globalization and guinea pigs; States and stains; New Christians and New World fears; The Inca's witches; Becoming Indian; Afterwords
PortraitIrene Silverblatt is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She is the author of "Moon, Sun, and Witches: Gender Ideologies and Class in Inca and Colonial Peru." She is past president of the American Society for Ethnohistory (2001-02).
Pressestimmen" ... a penetrating analysis, building through incremental case studies into a powerful and convincing argument. It throws much light on many elements of Peru's colonial experience--but more startling and valuable are the ways in which its wealth of detail is brilliantly reconfigured to strip bare the crudest parts of our most recent history."--Times Higher Education Supplement, 19 August 2005 "Modern Inquisitions is an extraordinary work of research and interpretation. Based on painstaking archival research in the Lima Inquisition records, it makes crucial contributions to the debates about race, state-formation, and colonialism." Barbara Weinstein, author of For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in Sao Paulo, 1920-1964 "Modern Inquisitions is a superb inquiry into the obscured American origins of modernity. With exceptional lucidity and judicious indignation, Irene Silverblatt persuasively argues that the Spanish Inquisition in colonial Peru was a modern institution that intimately intertwined race-thinking and bureaucratic rationality. By illuminating the subterranean currents shaping the modern world, this outstanding book renders the violent civilizing hierarchies they have carved at once more comprehensible and more intolerable."--Fernando Coronil, author of The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela "Modern Inquisitions is an extraordinary work of research and interpretation. Based on painstaking archival research in the Lima Inquisition records, it makes crucial contributions to the debates about race, state-formation, and colonialism."--Barbara Weinstein, author of For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in Sao Paulo, 1920-1964
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten