Vintage Moquegua: History, Wine, and Archaeology on a Colonial Peruvian Periphery (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino A

Vintage Moquegua: History, Wine, and Archaeology on a Colonial Peruvian Periphery (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino A

By: Prudence M. Rice (author)Paperback

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The microhistory 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 labor, 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 centers 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 liters, 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.

About Author

Prudence M. Rice is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and Director of the Office of Research Development and Administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Contexts and Contextualizing Part I. Background and Deep Context 2. Theory: Peripheries, Frontiers, Actors, and Innovations 3. Core-State: Spain, Wine, and the Birth of Empire 4. Periphery: Moquegua, Its Physical Environment, and Indigenous Peoples Part II. Actors and Institutions: Moquegua on the Periphery of Empire 5. Following the Actors, Act 1: Discovery and Exploration 6. Following the Actors, Act 2: Encomiendas, Encomenderos, and Founders 7. Colonial Institutions: Peripheral Transformations and Contested Identities Part III. Wine: The Commodity 8. Commerce: Wine in an Imperial Colonial Economy 9. Production: Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Moquegua 10. Liquid Assets: A Historical Overview of Moquegua's Wine Economy Part IV. Material Culture: Objects as Actors and Agents 11. Rural Landscape and Built Environment 12. Ceramics: Industrial and Domestic 13. The Structures of Everyday Life: Nonceramic Artifacts and Materials Part V. Concluding Synthesis: On the Frontier of a Periphery of an Empire 14. Dichotomies versus Mosaics Notes References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780292747623
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 365
  • ID: 9780292747623
  • weight: 708
  • ISBN10: 0292747624

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