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History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Abstract

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a contribution not only to Latin American studies but also to the history of historical thought at large. The book traces the contributions of key historians of Peru, from the colonial period through the present, and teases out the theoretical underpinnings of their approaches. It demonstrates how Peruvian historical thought critiques both European history and Anglophone postcolonial theory. And this boo ... More

Keywords: Peru, narratives, Peruvian historiography, Latin American studies, historical thought, key historians, colonial period, European history, Anglophone postcolonial theory, sixteenth century, present day, imagination, postcolonial, historicist, European history, Western history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035383
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Thurner, author
University of Florida