Inventing Lima

Baroque Modernity in Peru’s South Sea Metropolis

  • Authors
  • Alejandra B. Osorio

Part of the The Americas in the Early Modern Atlantic World book series (AEMAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alejandra B. Osorio
    Pages 1-33
  3. Alejandra B. Osorio
    Pages 57-79
  4. Alejandra B. Osorio
    Pages 81-102
  5. Alejandra B. Osorio
    Pages 103-119
  6. Alejandra B. Osorio
    Pages 121-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-254

About this book


This study examines certain key elements of the "making" or "inventing" of Lima as Peru's viceregal capital. Through analysis of seventeenth-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest.


baroque cities Empire seventeenth century

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53664-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-61248-8
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