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Contested Territory: Mapping Peru in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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Landscape is never static, but changes continuously when seen in relation to human occupation, movement, labor, and discourse. Contested Territory explores the ways in which Peru's early colonial landscapes wereexperienced and portrayed, especially by the Spanish conquerors but also by their conquered subjects. It focuses on the role played by indigenous groups in shapin ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published 2009)
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Jul 20, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
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This was one of the first books I read in Colonial Latin America history when I began graduate school, and now that I have a context and a (slight!) understanding of the field, it really grew on me during the second reading. What Heidi Scott argues in this work, particularly pertaining to "imaginative geography" really is worth pondering. Parts of her work align well with Steve Stern's - both see landscape and colonialism as a negotiated process by both the Spanis
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