Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title Page

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pp. 4-4

Copyright Page

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pp. 5-5

Dedication Page

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pp. 6-7

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-8

List of Figures

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pp. viii-xii

List of Tables

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pp. xiii-xiv

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. xv-xx

I arrived in Yanque for the first time in June 1996, an anthropological novice, bearing my backpack and letters of introduction. I first stopped by the convent behind the village’s impressive church to meet (the now late) Sister Antonia Kayser, a Bronx-born Maryknoll nun who had lived and worked in Yanque since the 1970s, ...

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1: Colonialism in the Andes: An Emplaced Perspective

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pp. 1-21

In the short span of just a few generations, the peoples of the Andean region of South America engaged the colonial projects of two imperial powers— Tawantinsuyu (the Inka “Fourfold Domain”) and the Kingdom of Spain— each bent on extracting their wealth and reshaping their societies according to their own ideal self-images. ...

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2: Situating Community and Landscape

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pp. 22-38

In the introduction, I advocated a perspective on colonial rule as an improvised order that emerges from the everyday engagements that colonial projects require, and I argued that community and landscape constitute two primary cultural interfaces through which these collusions are negotiated. ...

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3: The Land and Peoples of the Colca Valley

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pp. 39-69

From space (Figure 3.1) the Colca Valley appears as a large and rich resource patch in a region otherwise dominated by expanses of high-elevation grassland steppe (puna). The valley forms the heart of the largest drainage system in southern Peru. After curving northwest from its source near Laguna Lagunillas (close to the city of Puno), ...

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4: Negotiating Community and Landscape Under Autonomous and Inka Rule

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pp. 70-157

Drawing on a variety of archaeological and ethnohistorical data, this chapter explores the emergence of the autonomous ethnic polities of the Colca Valley during the Late Intermediate period and their subsequent incorporation into Tawantinsuyu. Major transformations in the scale and organization of local communities occurred ...

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5: Convergences in the Places of Early Evangelization

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pp. 158-213

As we saw in the previous chapter, by 1532 the communities and landscape of the Colca Valley were undergoing significant transformations under Inka rule. Ethnic identities and boundaries had hardened, and political hierarchies more fluid under autonomous rule had been amplified and formalized to ...

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6: Uneasy Compromises: Colonial Political-Ecological (Dis)Articulations

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pp. 214-250

By the 1570s, the Franciscan mission in the valley was more or less formalized within a system of convents and doctrinas, but the incipient congregation of settlement taking place in the doctrinas was soon to be eclipsed by the massive resettlement program initiated during the visita general of the viceroy Francisco de Toledo. ...

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7: The Ayllu Interface

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pp. 251-293

By taking a trans-conquest perspective, the previous two chapters allowed us to see the common processes involved in how local communities engaged successive Inkaic and Spanish colonial projects aimed at refashioning Collagua society according to ideal images of order and hierarchy. ...

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Conclusion

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pp. 294-302

By tracing the local historical trajectory from autonomous rule through the Inkaic and Spanish invasions, the goal of this book was to provide a grounded, emplaced perspective on the local experience of colonial rule. What comes to the fore in this perspective is the particular, irreducibly local manner in which new social orders were continuously improvised ...

Appendix: Principal LIP/LH Settlements in the Yanque-Coporaque Survey Area

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pp. 303-328

References Cited

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pp. 329-358

Index

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pp. 359-371