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In Service of Two Masters: The Missionaries of Ocopa, Indigenous Resistance, and Spanish Governance in Bourbon Peru

Cameron D. Jones


By the early 1700s, the vast scale of Spanish empire led crown authorities to rely on local institutions to carry out their political agenda, including religious orders like the Franciscan mission of Santa Rosa de Ocopa in the Peruvian Amazon. This book follows the Ocopa missions throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a period marked by events such as the indigenous Juan Santos Atahualpa Rebellion and the 1746 Lima earthquake. Caught between the directives of the Spanish crown and the challenges of missionary work on the Amazon frontier, the missionaries of Ocopa found thems ... More

Keywords: Santa Rosa de Ocopa, Franciscan missionaries, Spanish Borderlands, Catholic Church, Catholic Evangelization of the Americas, Juan Santos Atahualpa, Spanish Colonialism, Peruvian Amazon, Bourbon Reforms, Apostolic Institute

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781503604315
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503604315.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cameron D. Jones, author
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo