Into the Archive: Writing and Power in Colonial Peru
Writing has long been linked to power. For early modern people on both sides of the Atlantic, writing was also the province of notaries, men trained to cast other people’s words in official forms and make them legally true. Thus the first thing Columbus did on American shores in October 1492 was have a notary record his claim of territorial possession. It was the written,...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 27th 2010 by Duke University Press Books
(first published September 6th 2010)
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