Carolyn J Dean, "Inka Bodies and the Body of Christ: Corpus Christi in Colonial Cuzco, Peru"
English | 1999 | ISBN: 0822323672 | PDF | pages: 302 | 56.3 mb
In Inka Bodies and the Body of Christ Carolyn Dean investigates the multiple meanings of the Roman Catholic feast of Corpus Christi as it was performed in the Andean city of Cuzco after the Spanish conquest. By concentrating on the era’s paintings and its historical archives, Dean explores how the festival celebrated the victory of the Christian God over sin and death, the triumph of Christian orthodoxy over the imperial Inka patron (the Sun), and Spain’s conquest of Peruvian society.