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Inventing Lima Baroque Modernity in Peru's South Sea Metropolis

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ISBN-10: 140397604X

ISBN-13: 9781403976048

Edition: 2008

Authors: Alejandra B. Osorio, Alejandra Osorio

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This study supports the view that Lima’s ascent to viceregal “capital” was made rather than given. Alejandra Osorio examines certain key elements of the “making” or “inventing” of Lima as Peru’s viceregal capital. Through analysis of seventeenth-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated that historiography would suggest. Osorio also argues that colonial baroque culture fashioned Spain’s American dominions as the colonial city itself became a public locus of political power and cultural production.
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Inventing Lima
An Imperial Tale of Two Cities and One Imaginary Body
Lima es Corte: The Viceroy as Cultural Capital
The King in The City of the Kings
The Baroque Machinery of the Auto de Fe
Sainthood and Sorcery
Conclusion: Border City and Metropolis: Rethinking Lima, Empire, and Modernity
Viceroys of Peru in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Archbishops of Lima in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Autos de Fe Celebrated in Lima in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Earthquakes in Lima in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Glossary of Spanish Terms