Fiscal Capitalism and the Dismatling of Citizenship Puno-Peru in the Nineteenth Century

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9788491231585
Nombre del producto:
Fiscal Capitalism and the Dismatling of Citizenship Puno-Peru in the Nineteenth Century
Fecha de edición:
16 may. 2018
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N/D
Autor:
Hunefeldt, Christine
Idioma:
Español
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Libro
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424
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Colección:
INSTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN ESTUDIOS LATINOAMERICANOS . IELAT
Encuadernación:
Rústica

This excellent history of Peru proposes and proves an entirely new thesis on its nineteenth century: the changes in its economy that might have led to a better future were undone by taxes and other demands at the national, provincial and local levels. The failure of Peru owes a good deal to wartime taxes and local tax farming of the countryside. Professor Christine Hunefeldt does for the mundane issue of taxation what she has already done for Peruvian slavery and women’s rights, she writes a new history based on the evolution of a tax structure that changed for the worse over time. This is the work of a first-rate, mature scholar at the height of her powers. The book should sit right beside Nils Jacobsen, Brooke Larson, and Alberto Flores Galindo.

Like other recent historians, Hunefeldt rejects the view that the nineteenth century was largely a continuation of Peru’s colonial period. She emphasizes the disruptions of independence which involved international battles as well as numerous regional and intraregional fights. Archive stories, beautifully told, flesh out the reality in every chapter. Men were conscripted into armies and their families left to starve without them. Taxes paid once had to be paid again when local offices changed hands. Indians, the most numerous portion of the population in Puno, the area on which Hunefeldt focuses, were often a month at most from complete ruin. Women begging for their sons and husbands to be returned. Traders who had been robbed appealing for justice. Hunefeldt’s writing is crisp and available to any educated layman.

Read, and have your eyes opened. Here is a genuine history of Peru that reinterprets its nineteenth century through the causes and practices of a tax structure and wartime appropriations that changed Peru for the worse, leaving its people insecure in their holdings, or robbed and crying for justice, while at the same time defining their own sense of good citizenship in the nation-state by criticizing the wrongdoings but also supporting the honesty of local powerholders, indigenous or not.

Michael Monteon
University of California, San Diego

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I. ADMINISTERING THE DEPARTAMENTO

CHARTER II. EXACTIONS AND FISCAL REVENUES: THE LIMA-PUNO CONNECTION

CHAPTER III. PROVINCIAS, DISTRITOS, AND AYLLLUS: THE FIRST ROUND, 1812-1827

CHAPTER IV. TWNTY YEARS LATER

CHAPTER V. THE POWER OF EXACTIONS TOWARD THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

CHAPTER VI. PROVISIONS FOR THE ARMIES, BAGAJES

CHAPTER VII. RECRUITMENT FOR THE ARMIES: INDIAS, PEASANTS, AND SOLDIERS

SOME FINAL THOUGHTS

EPILOGUE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

TABLES

Christine Hunefeldt

Born in Germany, Christine Hunefeldt grew up in the Andes, and has been working in the United States
(University of California, San Diego) since 1990, with frequent conference and research trips over the past decades between both continents, and beyond.

In Peru (UNMSM) and England (Cambridge University) she undertook studies in Social Anthropology, and obtained her PhD from the University of Bonn (1982, History, Ethnology).

Between 1984 and 1990, she was with the Departament of Economics at the Catholic University (Lima).
Her research/publications delve on ethnic and class consciousness in rural Peru in the transition from Colony to Republic; the destinies of Lima's black and free populations; liberalism translated into Lima's families/gender relations in the nineteenth century. Among her publications are Lucha por la tierra y protesta indígena: Las comunidades indígenas del Perú entre Colonia y República, 1800-1830; Paying the Price of Freedom: Family and Labor Among Lima's Slaves, 1800-1854; Liberalism in the Bredroom: Quarreling Spouses in Nineteenth-Century Lima; A Brief History of Peru (translated to Chinese).

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