Revolution in the Andes

Revolution in the Andes

The Age of Túpac Amaru

  • Author: Serulnikov, Sergio; Frye, David
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Serie: Latin America in Translation
  • ISBN: 9780822354833
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822378303
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2013
  • Month: September
  • Pages: 184
  • DDC: 980/.01
  • Language: English
Revolution in the Andes is an in-depth history of the Túpac Amaru insurrection, the largest and most threatening indigenous challenge to Spanish rule in the Andean world after the Conquest. Between 1780 and 1782, insurgent armies were organized throughout the Andean region. Some of the oldest and most populous cities in this region—including Cusco, La Paz, Puno, and Oruro—were besieged, assaulted, or occupied. Huge swaths of the countryside fell under control of the rebel forces. While essentially an indigenous movement, the rebellion sometimes attracted mestizo and Creole support for ousting the Spanish and restoring rule of the Andes to the land's ancestral owners. Sergio Serulnikov chronicles the uprisings and the ensuing war between rebel forces and royalist armies, emphasizing that the insurrection was comprised of several regional movements with varied ideological outlooks, social makeup, leadership structures, and expectations of change.
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • 1. The Violence of Facts
  • 2. The Violence of Time
  • 3. Indian Communities Do Politics
  • 4. Rituals of Justice, Acts of Subversion
  • 5. The Idea of the Inca
  • 6. Cusco under Siege
  • 7. ‘‘Perverted in These Revolutions’’
  • 8. The Road to Chuquisaca
  • 9. Creole Tupamaristas
  • 10. Radicalized Violence in Upper Peru
  • 11. The Death of Túpac Amaru
  • 12. The Heirs
  • 13. ‘‘Tomás Túpac-Katari, Inca King’’
  • 14. War against the Q’aras
  • 15. The Battle for La Paz
  • 16. The End of an Era
  • 17. The Stubbornness of Facts
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index



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