"History and theory, events, imaginings, and utopian projects intersect in this account of the life and thought-world of the long-forgotten adventurer Pedro Bohorques. Spaniard by birth, Inca sovereign by aspiration, his is a fascinating story, admirably told in this beautifully researched book."—Sabine MacCormack, University of Notre Dame
Praise for the Spanish edition:
"The implausible exploits of Pedro Bohorques make up a fascinating tale. . . . It is a story conveying the strangeness of the colonial Latin American past while also awakening a vivid, immediate sense for it."
—Hispanic American Historical Review
“From any number of criteria, this is a wonderful book . . . thoroughly illuminating and recommendable.”—Itinerario
”This masterful book requires careful reading but offers profound insights into the ethnic and social tensions of the colonial Andes.”—American Historical Review
”With meticulous research and skillful writing, Lorandi communicates a passion for her material that will be felt by her readers. Ann de León’s exemplary translation . . . makes Lorandi’s scholarship on Bohorques available to an English speaking audience.” —The Americas