Cover

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title page, copyright page

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Contents

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p. v

Acknowledgments

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p. vii

Illustrations

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pp. ix-xi

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Introduction

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pp. 1-7

"THE HARD TIMES that are the focus of this study open, symbolically, withthe crucial year 1780, which marked the beginning of the end of the colonial period for the countries of South America. The event that justifies singling this particular year out of a century chock-full of discontent within the Spanish viceroyalties1 is, of course, the murder in Cuzco’s central plaza of José..."

PART I

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chapter one

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pp. 17-37

"MANY PAINTINGS and sculptures memorialize Jos

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chapter two

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pp. 39-71

"ON JULY 6, 1801, Alexander von Humboldt, his comrade Aim

PART II

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chapter three

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pp. 81-101

"THE FIRST EDITION of Maria Graham’s 1824 book, A Journal of a Residence in Chile During the Year 1822,1 contains a reproduction of a drawing in the author’s own hand (Figure 3.1), in which she herself appears as a character. Though this print does not appear in any subsequent edition (perhaps because of its poor quality), it has a special value because in it the author..."

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chapter four

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pp. 103-122

"IN 1839, IN THE CENTRAL PLAZA of the city of Arequipa in southern Peru, Don Pío Tristán set fire to a pile of recently arrived books. They were copies of Les Pérégrinations d’une paria: 1833–1834.1 Don Pío, the paternal uncle of Flora Tristán (1803–1844), was publicly rejecting the image of his family..." and country presented in his niece’s account of her travels during 1833 and

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Epilogue

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pp. 123-124

"AT THE END of every voyage comes a moment of looking back so as to reconsider where to go from here. We may link our reading of these four texts, guided by a reflection about the transformations experienced by these travelers in the course of hard times linked to contemporary situations as well. Reading maps, illustrations, and texts simultaneously, we become aware..."

Notes

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pp. 125-143

References

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pp. 145-154

Index

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pp. 155-167