by Steven A. Wernke
The stepped terraces of the beautiful Colca Valley in southern Peru have been farmed by ordinary Andean people for hundreds of years. These pastoral groups had to deal with some drastic changes from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, as the once-dominant Inka state gave way to Spanish rule.
What was life like for rural communities before and after the Spanish Conquistadors scaled the Andes? In this book, Steven Wernke looks back through the layers of imperial occupation to find out how the two eras interacted with each other; he uncovers some surprising results.