Shadows of Empire: The Indian Nobility of Cusco, 1750-1825 by David T. Garrett

By David T. Garrett

The Indian the Aristocracy of the Andes--largely descended from the Inca monarchs and different pre-conquest lords--occupied an important fiscal and political place in past due colonial Andean society, a place greatly authorized as valid until eventually the T?pac Amaru uprising. This quantity strains the background of this overdue colonial elite and examines the pre-conquest and colonial foundations in their privilege and authority. It brings to mild the association and the ideology of the Indian the Aristocracy within the bishopric of Cusco within the a long time prior to the uprising, and makes use of this the Aristocracy as a lens during which to check the inner association and pressure of overdue colonial Indian groups.

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Shadows of Empire: The Indian Nobility of Cusco, 1750-1825

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45. 34 Charles Gibson, The Inca Concept of Sovereignty and the Spanish Administration in Peru (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1948), pp. 71–87. 35 Although Paullu’s mother was not Inca; Julien, Reading Inca History, 43–5. , p. 155. 38 The only other Inca to enjoy such a pension was Sayri Tupac, and following his death, Colcampata became the center of what remained of Cusco’s panacas. Those panacas were powerful in their own right, and their members sought to preserve or improve their positions by allying with the Spanish.

So that the Indians be instructed in the sainted Catholic faith and evangelical law and forgetting the errors of their ancient rites and ceremonies live in good order and polity . . ”51 These Indian pueblos were an enormous innovation in the organization of Andean societies, imposing on them Castilian institutions of government and religion. 52 But the Toledan reforms did make the Indian pueblo a legal reality in the Andes, and as such it had great impact on the Indian republic. The Indian pueblo was defined as exclusively Indian.

Now under Gonzalo, the Pizarro forces won the renewed fighting. At this point, the crown tried to assert its dominion by restricting the privileges of its American vassals, provoking them into a rebellion (led by Gonzalo) against the first viceroy, who died in battle in 1546. The president of the newly founded Audiencia of Lima then waged war against Pizarro, defeating him in 1548 and beheading him the next day in Lima’s main plaza. , pp. 143–53; V´ıctor Angles Vargas, Historia del Cusco (Cusco Colonial) (Lima: Industrial Gr´afica, 1975), II, 510–15.

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