While it now attracts many tourists, the Colca Valley of Peru’s southern Andes was largely isolated from the outside world until the 1970s, when a passable road was built linking the valley—and its colonial churches, terraced hillsides, and deep canyon—to the city of Arequipa and its airport, eight hours away. Noble David Cook and his co-researcher Alexandra Parma Cook have been studying the Colca Valley since 1974, and this detailed ethnohistory reflects their decades-long engagement with the valley, its history, and its people. Drawing on unusually rich surviving documentary evidence, they explore the cultural transformations experienced by the first three generations of Indians and Europeans in the region following the Spanish conquest of the Incas.
Table of Contents
Beneath the Soaring Condor,Return of the Viracocha, Colca Valley encomendero holdings prior to, Crisis of the New Order, Colca Valley kurakas in 1562 legal action, THE REPÚBLICA DE LOS INDIOS, Pueblos established by Toledo in the Colca, Social and Political, Annual agricultural calendar Coporaque circa, Extractive Economy, Toledos mitayo assignment for Potosí 1578, Obrajes within sixty leagues of the Collaguas circa, Colca Valley enclaves settled in Arequipas, EIGHT Indoctrination and Resistance, THE REPÚBLICA DE LOS ESPAÑOLES, The 1589 mitayo allotment from the Collaguas, The ayllu in the Colca Valley, Sixteenth century kurakas of the Colca Valley, Tribute and the Domestic Economy, La Gasca Toledo and Esquilache tribute assessments, Andean Counterpoint
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