kathryn burns is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her most recent book is Into the Archive: Writing and Power in Colonial Peru (Duke University Press, 2010). Related publications include “Dentro de la ciudad letrada: La producción de la escritura pública en el Perú colonial” (Histórica 29, no. 1, 2005); “Notaries, Truth, and Consequences” (American Historical Review 110, no. 2, 2005); and with coauthor Margareth Najarro, “Parentesco, escritura y poder: Los Gamarra y la escritura pública en el Cuzco” (Revista del Archivo Regional del Cusco 16, 2004). Her first book, Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru (Duke University Press, 1999), has been translated by Javier Flores Espinoza, Hábitos coloniales: Los conventos y la economía espiritual del Cuzco (Quellca and Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, 2008). She anticipates that her future work...

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