Shaky Colonialism The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and Its Long Aftermath

ISBN-10: 0822341891

ISBN-13: 9780822341895

Edition: 2008

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'Shaky Colonialism' demonstrates, through the various reactions to the Lima Earthquake of 1746 and the social upheaval caused by it, that many of the issues animating the aftermath of disasters today were present more than 250 years ago.
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 5/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Charles F. Walker is Professor of History and Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California, Davis.

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Acknowledgments
Earthquakes, Tsunamies, Absolutism, and Lima
Balls of Fire: Premonitions and the Destruction of Lima
The City of Kings: Before and After
Stabilizing the Unstable and Ordering the Disorderly
Contending Notions of Lima: Obstacles to Urban Reform in the Aftermath
Licentious Friars, Wandering Nuns, and Tangled Censos: A Shakeup of the Church
Controlling Women's Bodies and Placating God's Wrath: Moral Reform
"All These Indians and Black People Bear Us No Good Will": The Lima and Huarochir� Rebellions of 1750
Epilogue: Aftershocks and Echoes
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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