Order (and Disorder) in Early Colonial Moquegua, Peru

  title={Order (and Disorder) in Early Colonial Moquegua, Peru},
  author={Prudence M. Rice},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  • P. Rice
  • Published 28 June 2011
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology
In the viceroyalty of Peru, Spanish authorities imposed several mechanisms to try to establish Christian social order among the colonists and dwindling indigenous populations, two of which were encomienda and reducción. The implementation of these and other policies and practices is examined using a case study in Moquegua, a colonial periphery in far southern Peru: the encomienda of Cochuna and the reduction site of Torata Alta. Incomplete knowledge of local conditions left the area vulnerable… 
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