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dc.contributor.authorRamos, Gabrielaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-21T10:14:13Z
dc.date.available2016-01-21T10:14:13Z
dc.date.issued2016-08en
dc.identifier.citationHistory Compass 2016. doi:10.1371/pone.e456787en
dc.identifier.issn1478-0542
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253379
dc.description.abstractHistorical and anthropological approaches to conversion in the Andes have often been influenced by political attitudes toward the effects of Spanish colonialism, both in the Andean past and in contemporary society. The importance of religious conversion in the colonization of the Andean region and the crucial place religion has in its culture explained the continued interest in the subject. However, conversion has not been explicitly considered as a conceptual problem. The absence of a discussion, though, does not mean that scholars have pursued their research without prior ideas of what conversion is. Some implicit notion is present, even in the most descriptive of accounts. Yet in reviewing the literature, it is difficult to identify proper debates. This essay studies changing understandings of conversion in Andean historiography. The review of the literature goes as far back as the time when conversion was seen as a civilizing endeavor. The essay then discusses the widely accepted ideas of syncretism and resistance to investigate conversion and then moves on to the study of conversion as a crucial theme in Andean cultural history. A related viewpoint is the approach that sees conversion as world building. Throughout, the essay examines how politics appear to define different approaches to this phenomenon.
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.titleConversion of Indigenous People in the Peruvian Andes: Politics and Historical Understandingen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage369
prism.issueIdentifier8en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameHistory Compassen
prism.startingPage359
prism.volume14en
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-05-28en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/hic3.12323en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-08en
dc.contributor.orcidRamos, Gabriela [0000-0001-7333-9505]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2016-08-01en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-08-01


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