Books

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion, Harvard University Press, April 2014.The history of Spain’s conquest and three-century grip on indigenous South America is rife with drama, but nowhere is that clash of cultures more vivid than in the story of Tupac Amaru II and his fierce, stubborn war for independence…

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Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima Peru and its Long Aftermath, Duke University Press, 2008.On October 28, 1746, a massive earthquake ravaged Lima, a bustling city of 50,000, capital of the Peruvian Viceroyalty, and the heart of Spain’s territories in South America. Half an hour later, a tsunami destroyed the nearby port of Callao…

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Smoldering Ashes: Cuzco and the Creation of Republican Peru, 1780-1840. Duke University Press, March 1999Peru’s Indian majority and non-Indian elite were both opposed to Spanish rule, and both groups participated in uprisings during the late colonial period. But, at the same time, seething tensions between the two groups were evident, and non-Indians feared a mass uprising…Read more

Spanish translations of the books above

Colonialismo en ruinas, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Lima) y Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, 2012

DeTupac Amaru a Gamarra: Cusco y la Formación del Perú Republicano, 1780-1840 Translated by Maruja Martínez, Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas, October 1999. Second edition, 2004, third 2013

Essay collections

Diálogos con el Perú: Ensayos de Historia, Fondo Editorial del Pedagógico San Marcos, 2009

In Search of an Inca: Identity and Utopia in the Andes. Alberto Flores Galindo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Translators: Carlos Aguirre, Charles F. Walker, & Willie Hiatt.

Edited Volumes

Bandoleros, Abigeos y Montoneros: Criminalidad y Violencia en el Perú, Siglos XVIII-XX (Bandits, Rustlers, and Guerrillas: Crime and Violence in Peru, 18th-20th Centuries). Lima: Instituto de Apoyo Agrario, 1990.
Co-editor with Carlos Aguirre.

José Eusebio Llano Zapata: Memorias histórico, físicas, crítico, apologéticas de la América Meridional (Transcription and study of eighteenth-century natural history of South America). Lima: Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, PUC, San Marcos, 2005.
Co-Editor with Ricardo Ramírez, Antonio Garrido, Luis Millones F., and Víctor Peralta.

Entre la retórica y la insurgencia: las ideas y los movimientos sociales en los Andes, Siglo XVIII (Between Rhetoric and Insurgency: The History of Ideas and Social Movements in the Andes, 18th Century). Cusco: Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas, 1996.
Editor.

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