Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
In Service of Two MastersThe Missionaries of Ocopa, Indigenous Resistance, and Spanish Governance in Bourbon Peru$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cameron D. Jones

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781503604315

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503604315.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 27 September 2021

The Birth of Ocopa, 1709–1742

The Birth of Ocopa, 1709–1742

(p.15) Chapter 1 The Birth of Ocopa, 1709–1742
In Service of Two Masters

Cameron D. Jones

Stanford University Press

Chapter one examines the first three decades of the Apostolic Institute’s presence in Peru. As part of this narrative, chapter one will delve briefly into ethnohistory to illuminate the missionaries’ difficulties with “converting” the local populace. It will explore the friars’ initial attempts to culturally assimilate the natives of the region into mission life and how and why these ethnic groups resisted their efforts, sometimes violently. At the same time, Ocopa’s emerging relationship with the Spanish colonial bureaucracy at its various levels. While Ocopa initially received promises of funding from the Crown, as the chapter discusses, a series of increasingly regalist viceroys refused to fund them consistently. These early failures to aid Ocopa’s evangelization efforts, combined with indigenous resistance to the missionaries’ political, economic, and cultural impositions, led to instability in the missions, which was easily exploited by Juan Santos leading up to the rebellion in 1742.

Keywords:   Apostolic Institute, Asháninka, Yanesha, Marqués de Castelfuerte, Francisco de San Joseph

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.