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The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas 2 Part Set: Volume 3, South America (Parts 1 and 2): v.3


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Introduction Frank Salomon and Stuart Schwartz; 1. Testimonies: the making and reading of native South American historical sources; 2. Ethnography in South America: the first two hundred years; 3. The earliest South American lifeways; 4: The maritime, highland, forest dynamic and the origins of complex culture; 5. The evolution of Andean diversity: regional formations, 500 BCE-600 CE; 6. Andean urbanism and statecraft, 550-1450 CE; 7. Chiefdoms: the prevalence and persistence of 'Senorios Naturales', 1400 to European conquest; 8. Archaeology of the Caribbean region; 9. Prehistory of the Southern Cone; 10. The fourfold domain: Inka power and its social foundations; 11. The crises and transformations of invaded societies: the Caribbean, 1492-1580; 12. The crises and transformations of invaded societies, 1500-1580: Andean area; 13. The crises and transformations of invaded societies: coastal Brazil in the sixteenth century; 14. The crises and transformations of invaded societies in the La Plata Basin (1535-1650); 15. The colonial condition in the Quechua-Aymara heartland, 1570-1780; 16. Warfare, reorganization, and readaptation at the margins of Spanish rule: the southern margin (1573-1882); 17. The western margins of Amazonia from the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth century; 18. Warfare, reorganization, and readaptation at the margins of Spanish rule: the Chaco and Paraguay (1573-1882); 19. Destruction, resistance and transformation: southern, coastal and northern Brazil, 1580-1890; 20. Native peoples confront colonial regimes in northeastern South America, c. 1500-1900; 21. New peoples and new kinds of people: adaptation, readjustment, and ethnogenesis in South American indigenous societies (Colonial Era); 22. The 'Republic of Indians' in revolt (c. 1680-c. 1790); 23. Andean highland peasants and the trials of nation-making during the nineteenth century; 24. Indigenous peoples and the rise of independent nation-states in lowland South America; 25. Andean people in the twentieth century; 26. Lowland peoples of the twentieth century.

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This two-volume set is a major survey of research on the indigenous peoples of South America.


'It is profoundly reassuring that this kind of scholarly publishing continues to flourish at the start of a new millennium, and it is even more profoundly to be hoped that these books acquire the wide readership that they deserve.' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute
"Salomon and Schwartz are to be congratulated on the timeliness of what appears here, for the collection is more than an invaluable reference tool...Salomon and Schwartz's study offers choices and challenges to a new generation of students." The Historian
"...this fundamental collection will provide a benchmark of historical understanding of South America's indigenous peoples for decades to come." M. A. Burkholder, Choice

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