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Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage.
Isabel Yaya, University of London
Drawing on a redefinition of Inca royal descent and a comparative literary analysis of the chronicles, this book offers new insights into the dynamics of dualistic oppositions in the historical narratives, rituals and cosmology of the Inca ruling elite.
Advisor: Valentina Borremans. With the assistance of Ivan Illich.
Until now it has been impossible to develop the study of religion in modern Latin America. The imprints of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that reflect local devotions and syncretist rituals, religious iconography and poetry, and the pastoral campaigns of the various churches and sects, ...
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