The resurrection of the Inca: the role of Indian representations in the invention of the Peruvian nation

  title={The resurrection of the Inca: the role of Indian representations in the invention of the Peruvian nation},
  author={Antoinette Molini{\'e}},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  pages={233 - 250}
  • A. Molinié
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Political Science
  • History and Anthropology
In the nineteenth century, after the separation from the Spanish Crown, the invention of the Andean nations required an autochthonous group, the independence of which could be celebrated. At first sight, it might seem that only the American Indians could play this role, but this idea rapidly ran into a fatal contradiction with the contempt for the Indians of the promoters of the new republics. In addition, it was necessary to build a new identity on many disparate elements to set oneself apart… 

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