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Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Peter T. Bradley and David Cahill


The reception of the ‘discovery’, conquest, and colonisation of Spanish America spawned a rich imaginative literature. The case studies presented in this book represent two distinct types of imagining by two diametrically different groups: literate, and in some cases erudite Europeans, and a vanquished native nobility. The former endeavored to make sense of Spain's (and Portugal's) ‘marvellous possessions’ in the New World with the limited conceptual tools at their disposal, the latter to construct a colonial identity based on their shared ancestral memory while incorporating elements from the ... More

Keywords: Spanish America, Spain, Portugal, colonisation, New World, colonial identity, shared ancestral memory, Hispanic culture, literature, nobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239147
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313264


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter T. Bradley, author

David Cahill, author

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