Vintage Moquegua: History, Wine, and Archaeology on a Colonial Peruvian Periphery (BOK)
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The micro-history of the wine industry in colonial Moquegua, Peru, during the colonial period stretches from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, yielding a wealth of information about a broad range of fields, including early modern industry and labour, viniculture practices, the cultural symbolism of alcohol consumption, and the social history of an indigenous population. Uniting these perspectives, Vintage Moquegua draws on a trove of field research from more than 130 wineries in the Moquegua Valley. As Prudence Rice walked the remnants of wine haciendas and interviewed Peruvians about preservation, she saw that numerous colonial structures were being razed for development, making her documentary work all the more crucial. Lying far from imperial centres in pre-Hispanic and colonial times, the area was a nearly forgotten administrative periphery on an agricultural frontier. Spain was unable to supply the Peruvian viceroyalty with sufficient wine for religious and secular purposes, leading colonists to import and plant grapevines. The viniculture that flourished produced millions of litres, most of it distilled into pisco brandy. Summarizing archaeological data and interpreting it through a variety of frameworks, Rice has created a three-hundred-year story that speaks to a lost world and its inhabitants.
|Utgitt||2012||Forfatter||Prudence M. Rice|
Combined Academic Publishers
|Antall sider||362||Dimensjoner||16,3cm x 23,4cm x 2,8cm|
|Vekt||703 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||History of the Americas, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700|