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Spoonful of Spanish: Religiosity, cuisine, and the formation of Creole identities

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dc.contributor.advisor Racine, Karen
dc.contributor.advisor Goddard, Peter Mantilla Morales, Valeria 2017-01-05T19:16:30Z 2017-10-27T05:00:11Z 2016-12 2016-10-27 2017-01-05
dc.description.abstract In the Viceroyalty of Peru, nourishment of the spirit and the body were central to the colonial structure. Foods that entered the colonial body seasoned immigrants’ understanding of their emerging society. Similarly, religious expressions informed settlers’ self-perceptions and their position within the Spanish Empire. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, spheres of multiethnic sharing led Spaniards, and their Creole offspring, to develop a gut for local foodstuff. The cuisine that became distanced from the trinity of Hispanic staples – meat, wheat, and wine – speaks to processes of identity formation. Simultaneously, the settlers’ religious experiences and exposure to Andean religious traditions infused their Catholicism with local colours that turned into a distinctively Peruvian religiosity. The main objective of this thesis is to present an overall understanding of the emergence of a raison d’être and distinctly Hispanic-American character divorced from Spanish colonialism, an area of study that merits more academic attention. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Colonial Latin America en_US
dc.subject Colonial Peru en_US
dc.subject Viceroyalty of Peru en_US
dc.subject Latin American History en_US
dc.subject Peru History en_US
dc.subject Food History en_US
dc.subject Colonialism en_US
dc.subject Creole Cuisine en_US
dc.subject Creole en_US
dc.subject Miscegenation en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject mestizo en_US
dc.subject Colonization en_US
dc.subject Spanish America en_US
dc.subject spanish empire en_US
dc.subject religiosity en_US
dc.subject Popular Religion en_US
dc.subject chicha en_US
dc.subject coca en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.title Spoonful of Spanish: Religiosity, cuisine, and the formation of Creole identities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US History en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of History en_US
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