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"A deeply original exploration of how Peruvians have challenged spatial, historical, and ontological categories fashioned in Europe over three centuries."
“This important book forces the reader to rethink, from a modern position, the legacy of the construction, or the invention, of what today is known as Peru, the great Spanish colonial viceroyalty.”
--Colonial Latin American Historical Review
A series of reflections on how the history of a place now called Peru came into being, and how the name itself brought it to life.
--Bulletin of Spanish Studies