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Author Mills, Kenneth, 1964- author.

Title Idolatry and its enemies : colonial Andean religion and extirpation, 1640-1750 / Kenneth Mills
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1997]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Contents Valverde to Villagomez -- Huacas -- Chancas and Conopas -- Specialists -- Villagomez and After -- Reformation -- Deception and Delusion -- Colonial Andean Religion -- Extirpation
Summary The ecclesiastical investigations into Indian religious error - the Extirpation of idolatry - that occurred in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Archdiocese of Lima come to life here as perhaps the most revealing sources on colonial Andean religion and culture. Focusing on a largely neglected period, 1640 to 1750, and moving beyond portrayals that often view the relationships between indigenous peoples and Europeans solely in terms of repression, opposition, or accommodation, Kenneth Mills provides a wealth of new material and interpretation for understanding native Andeans and Spanish Christians as participants in a shared, if not harmonious, history. By examining colonial interaction and "religion as lived," he introduces memorable native Andean and Spanish actors and finds vivid points of entry into the complex realities of parish life in the mid-colonial Andes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-326) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- Missions -- Peru -- Lima Region -- History
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru) -- History
Catholic Church
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Lima (Peru)
Katholische Kirche Diözese Lima
Quechua Indians -- Religion
Quechua Indians -- Missions -- Peru -- Lima Region
Christianity and other religions -- Peru -- Lima Region
Christianity and culture -- Peru -- Lima Region
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
RELIGION -- Essays.
RELIGION -- Reference.
Christianity and culture
Interfaith relations
Colonies -- Administration
Quechua Indians -- Missions
Quechua Indians -- Religion
Spanish colonies
Religiöses Leben
Quechua (volk)
Église catholique -- Missions -- Pérou -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Religion.
Quechua (Indiens) -- Missions.
Quechua (Indiens) -- Religion.
Église catholique -- Missions -- Pérou -- Histoire -- 17e siècle.
Christianisme et culture.
Espagne -- Colonies -- Amérique -- Administration.
Évangélisation -- Pérou -- Histoire.
Geschichte 1640-1750.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
Peru -- Lima Region
Espagne -- Colonies.
Pérou -- 1548-1820.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780691187334
Other Titles Colonial Andean religion and extirpation, 1640-1750