History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

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More than the story of a South American country, History's Peru examines how the entity called "Peru" gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. Mark Thurner here offers a brilliant account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a pioneering contribution not only to Latin American studies but also to the history of historical thought at large. He traces the contributions of key historians of Peru, from the colonial period through the present, and teases out the theoretical underpinnings of their approaches. He demonstrates how Peruvian historical thought critiques both European history and Anglophone postcolonial theory. And his deeply informed readings of Peru's most influential historians--from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega to Jorge Basadre--are among the most subtle and powerful available in English. In this tour de force, Thurner examines the development of Peruvian historical thought from its misty colonial origins in the sixteenth century up to the present day. He demonstrates that the concept of "Peru" is both a strange and enlightening invention of the modern colonial imagination--an invention that lives on today as a postcolonial wager on a democratic political future that can only be imagined in its own historicist terms, not those of European or Western history. A fascinating counter example to those who mistakenly believe history to be an exact and objective science, History's Peru is an intellectual adventure of wide scope and great originality. Mark Thurner is associate professor of history and anthropology at the University of Florida.

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Much more than the story of the past of a South American country, History’s Peru examines how the subject or “entity and being” named “Peru” was created and how the historical narratives that defined and sustained that subject shifted over time. Mark Thurner demonstrates that the concept of “Peru” is both a strange and enlightening invention of the modern colonial historical imagination—an invention that lives on today as a postcolonial wager on a democratic political future that can only be imagined in its own historicist terms.

            Thurner offers a brilliant account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a pioneering contribution not only to Latin American studies but to the history of historical thought at large. He traces the seminal contributions of Peru’s key historians, from the early colonial period through the twentieth century, and teases out the theoretical underpinnings of their approaches. His deeply informed readings of Peru’s most influential historians—from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega to Jorge Basadre—are among the most subtle and powerful available in English. Finally, Thurner demonstrates that Peruvian historical thought may be read as a critique both of European history and Anglophone postcolonial theory.

             

            A fascinating counterexample to those who mistakenly believe history is only an exact and objective science, History’s Peru is an intellectual adventure of wide scope and great originality.

 

Mark Thurner, associate professor of history and anthropology at the University of Florida, is the author of From Two Republics to One Divided: Contradictions of Postcolonial Nationmaking in Andean Peru.

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