The bishop's utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru / Emily Berquist Soule.

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Published
  • Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press c2014
Physical description
287 p. : col. ill., col maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780812245912
  • 0812245911
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Utopias in the New World -- The books of a bishop -- Parish priests and useful information -- Imagining towns in Trujillo -- Improvement through education -- The Hualgayoc silver mine -- Local botany: the products of utopia -- The legacy of Mart⩮ez Compa䮢on -- Mart⩮ez Compa䮢on's native utopia.
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  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English
  • "In December 1788, in the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo, fifty-one-year-old Spanish Bishop Baltasar Jaime Mart⩮ez Compa䮢on stood surrounded by twenty-four large wooden crates, each numbered and marked with its final destination of Madrid. The crates contained carefully preserved zoological, botanical, and mineral specimens collected from Trujillo's steamy rainforests, agricultural valleys, rocky sierra, and coastal desert. To accompany this collection, the Bishop had also commissioned from Indian artisans nine volumes of hand-painted images portraying the people, plants, and animals of Trujillo. He imagined that the collection and the watercolors not only would contribute to his quest to study the native cultures of Northern Peru but also would supply valuable information for his plans to transform Trujillo into an orderly, profitable slice of the Spanish Empire.

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The bishop's utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru / Emily Berquist Soule.

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Published
  • Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press [2014]
  • ©2014
Physical description
1 online resource (316 pages) : maps (some color).
ISBN
  • 9780812245912
  • 9780812209433
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic resource. [S.l.] : Proquest, 2016
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  • English
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