Un estudio de la hechicería amorosa en la Lima virreinal

Translated title of the contribution: A study of love and witchcraft in the viceroyalty of Lima

José Manuel Rodríguez, Natalia Urra, María Fernanda Insulza

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The interest in witchcraft trials during the Colonial period led us to develop a diligent research in the files of the Madrilenian Inquisition about these processes in the viceroyalty of Lima. In the development of our work, we have found a series of complex social, political and cultural relationships that are revealed by the witchcraft trials and thus, we decided to study these relationships. We therefore determined, or came to know, that witchcraft in Lima was configured from three perfectly differentiated cultural matrixes: European, African and Indigenous and that the most requested and recurrent spells were those of an erotic-amorous nature. From the status reached by witches in the colonial society in Peru and the diversity of people who resorted to their help and magical practices, we can envision the construction of witchcraft as a resistance factor to the predominant order.

Translated title of the contributionA study of love and witchcraft in the viceroyalty of Lima
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)245-268
Number of pages24
Issue number509
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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