The Bishop's Utopia : Envisioning Improvement in Colonial Peru / Emily Berquist Soule.

  • Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press [2014]
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1 online resource(320 p.) : illustrations.
  • 9780812209433
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. , 2014. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • Emily Berquist Soule teaches history at California State University at Long Beach.
  • In English.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher’s Web site, viewed March 24, 2015)
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  • Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction. Utopias in the New World -- Chapter 1. Th e Books of a Bishop -- Chapter 2. Parish Priests and Useful Information -- Chapter 3. Imagining Towns in Trujillo -- Chapter 4. Improvement Th rough Education -- Chapter 5. The Hualgayoc Silver Mine -- Chapter 6. Local Botany: The Products of Utopia -- Chapter 7. The Legacy of Martínez Compañón -- Conclusion. Martínez Compañón’s Native Utopia -- Afterword -- Sources and Methods -- Appendix 1. Ecclesiastical Questionnaire Sent to Priests Prior to the Visita Party’s Arrival -- Appendix 2. Natural History Questionnaire Sent to Priests Prior to the Visita Party’s Arrival -- Archives and Special Collections Consulted -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
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  • Based on intensive archival research and the unique visual data of more than a thousand extraordinary watercolors, The Bishop's Utopia seamlessly weaves cultural history, natural history, art, and imperial politics into a cinematic retelling of the life of Spanish Bishop Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón and the northern Peru in the 1780s.

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