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Priest-Indian Conflict in Upper Peru
The Generation of Rebellion, 1750–1780

Nicholas A. Robins

Cloth $59.95L    |    978-0-8156-3118-7    |    2007

Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3142-2    |    2007

Offers an unprecedented exploration of incendiary conditions that stoked The Great Rebellion of 1780–1782 in Upper Peru (present-day Bolivia).

"An important contribution to our understanding of factors leading up to the greatest colonial rebellion in the history of Spanish America."
Kendall W. Brown

The Great Rebellion claimed tens of thousands of lives and traumatized imperial psyches for decades. It was one of the most devastating political and human disasters in Latin American colonial history. Using extensive primary research, Nicholas A. Robins delves into the fractious relations between Indian communities and their clergy and the role that such tensions played as a major causal factor in the rebellion.

Powerful case histories offer rare insights into the daily exercise of power in colonial Andean villages. Compelling archival evidence provides a riveting portrait of clerical abuse in rural villages and reveals how Indian peoples challenged and resisted ruling powers with varying degrees of success.

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Nicholas A. Robins is a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke University. He is the author or editor of seven books in the field, including Native Insurgencies and the Genocidal Impulse in the Americas.

6 x 9, 272 pages, notes, bibliography, index

Priest-Indian Conflict in Upper Peru

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