”With meticulous research and skillful writing, Lorandi communicates a passion for her material that will be felt by her readers. Ana de Leon’s exemplary translation . . . makes Lorandi’s scholarship on Bohorques available to an English speaking audience.”
"This masterful book requires careful reading but offers profound insights into the ethnic and social tensions of the colonial Andes."
--American Historical Review
Praise for the Spanish edition:
"The implausible exploits of Pedro Bohorques make up a fascinating tale. . . . It is a story conveying the strangeness of the colonial Latin American past while also awakening a vivid, immediate sense for it."
--Hispanic American Historical Review
About the Author
Ana Maria Lorandi, chair of the ethnohistory program and former director of the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, is one of Argentina's leading historical anthropologists and enthnohistorians. Author of seven books and dozens of scholarly articles in Spanish, this is her first book in English.
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