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The Power of Huacas
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Based on extensive archival research, The Power of Huacas is the first book to take account of the reciprocal effects of religious colonization as they impacted Andean populations and, simultaneously, dramatically changed the culture and beliefs of Spanish Christians.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 1. A Land Obsessed with Confessions; or, The Historians’ Insights into the World of Colonial Andean Religious Specialists
  2. pp. 26-46
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  1. 2. Civil Versus Ecclesiastical Authorities
  2. pp. 47-67
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  1. 3. The Sickening Powers of Christianity: A Response by Andean Religious Specialists
  2. pp. 68-103
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  1. 4. Talking to Demons: The Intensified Persecution of Andean Religious Specialists (ca. 1609–1700)
  2. pp. 104-135
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  1. 5. From Outspoken Criticism to Clandestine Resistance
  2. pp. 136-174
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  1. 6. Glimpses of the Protective Powers of Andean Rituals in the Highlands
  2. pp. 175-191
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  1. 7. Andean Notions of Nature and Harm, and the Disempowerment of Andean Healers
  2. pp. 192-228
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  1. 8. Weeping Statues: The End of Jesuit Demonology and the Survival of an Andean Culture
  2. pp. 229-253
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  1. 9. Epilogue
  2. pp. 254-272
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 273-368
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 369-372
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  1. Consulted Archives
  2. pp. 373-374
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 375-442
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  1. index
  2. pp. 443-456
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