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A box full of documents—a historical archive—was the object that prompted the relationship from which this book resulted. This story conceptualizes the archive as a boundary object: an entity that serves heterogeneous communities of practices, which do not have a unique definition for the object that brings them together. Particular to this archive, the boundaries that it straddles are historical and ahistorical: it was made both by state practices (from legal practices to indigenous scribes’ reading and writing the documents) as well as by in-ayllu practices, as earth-beings cared for it. Following this archive, this story unfolds the concept of the eventfulness of the ahistorical, which interrogates the power granted to modern history to certify the real.

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