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Rereading the Black LegendThe Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires$
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Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307213

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001

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Of Books, Popes, and Huacas; or, the Dilemmas of Being Christian

Of Books, Popes, and Huacas; or, the Dilemmas of Being Christian

(p.117) Chapter Seven Of Books, Popes, and Huacas; or, the Dilemmas of Being Christian
Rereading the Black Legend

Gonzalo Lamana

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines questions of difference and authority at the intersection of religion and politics that took place mainly in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries and that still resonate. It analyzes printed versions of Francisco Pizarro's capture of the Inca Atahualpa in a bloody attack after the exchange of a book and words between the Inca ruler and Fray Vicente de Valverde. This chapter suggests that the narrative of Cajamarca helps identify certain dilemmas of being Christian that were shaped by the emergence of the Atlantic as center of the first world system.

Keywords:   religion, politics, Francisco Pizarro, Inca Atahualpa, Inca ruler, Vicente de Valverde, Christian

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