Claudia Ruth Brosseder

 Claudia Brosseder

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Assistant Professor

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Biography

Claudia Brosseder is Assistant professor of colonial Latin Americanhistory at the University of Illinois. Brosseder’s research focuses on the indigenous world of colonial Peru, as well as on the intellectual history of colonial Peru in a transatlantic setting. She is particularly interested in reconstructing the colonial Andean world from the vantage point of the Andean people. Over the course of her studies Brosseder has gained expertise in two  distinct areas of scholarship: the intellectual history of early modern Europe and the history of the colonial Andes.

She has authored the book: The Power of Huacas. Change and Resistance in the Andean World of colonial Peru (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Historical Studies by the American Academy of Religion. Her first book Im Bann der Sterne. Caspar Peucer, Philipp Melanchthon und andere Wittenberger Astrologen (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004), is a study of the role of astrology among sixteenth century Protestants.

 

Research Interests

  • native Andean history, colonial history in Peru, intellectual history, chroniclers, history of religion, intellectual history in the early modern transatlantic world

Education

  • Ph.D.: Munich University, Habilitation: Munich University

Selected Publications

Books

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Brosseder, Claudia The Power of Huacas. Change and Resistance in the Andean World of Colonial Peru Austin University of Texas Press 2015.
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Brosseder, Claudia Im Bann der Sterne. Caspar Peucer, Philipp Melanchthon und andere Wittenberger Astrologen Berlin Akademie Verlag 2004.

Book Contributions

To Make Christianity Fit: The Process of Christianization from an Andean Perspective Wor(l)ds Turned Around: Indigenous Christianities in the Americas edited by David Tavárez. To Make Christianity Fit: The Process of Christianization from an Andean Perspective Edited by David Tavárez, Boulder, CO University Press of Colorado 2017.
Unsettling and Unsettled Readings: Occult Scripts in Sixteenth-Century Lima and the Challenges of Andean Knowledge A Companion to Early Modern Lima edited by Emily Engel. Unsettling and Unsettled Readings: Occult Scripts in Sixteenth-Century Lima and the Challenges of Andean Knowledge Edited by Emily Engel, Leiden Brill Academic Publishers 2017.
Secularizing the Andes. The Effects of Transcultural Processes on Colonial Andean Rituals. The Rites Controversy in the Early Modern World edited by Pierre Antoine Fabre. Secularizing the Andes. The Effects of Transcultural Processes on Colonial Andean Rituals. Edited by Pierre Antoine Fabre, Leiden Brill Academic Publisher 2017.
Bernabé Cobo’s Re-Creation of an Authentic America. God and the Enlightenment edited by William Bulman. Bernabé Cobo’s Re-Creation of an Authentic America. Edited by William Bulman, Oxford Oxford University Press 2016, p. 83-106.
El papel de la biblia en la evangelización de los pobladores andinos (siglos XVI y XVII) La Biblia en la literatura hispanoamericana compiled by Geneviève Fabry. El papel de la biblia en la evangelización de los pobladores andinos (siglos XVI y XVII) Compiled by Geneviève Fabry, Madrid Editorial Trotta 2016, p. 51-68.
Unfreiwillige Ethnografen: Jesuiten und Indigene im kolonialzeitlichen Peru In Die Musik-und Theaterpraxis der Jesuiten im kolonialen Amerika Unfreiwillige Ethnografen: Jesuiten und Indigene im kolonialzeitlichen Peru Sinzig Studiopunkt-Verlag 2014.

Website Articles

Journal Articles

Cultural Dialogue and Its Premises in Colonial Peru: The Case of Worshipping Sacred Objects Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 55 2012, p. 169–200.
Astrology in Seventeenth-Century Peru Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological & Biomededical Science 41 2010, p. 146–57.
Die Entzauberung der Dämonen im Peru des 18. Jahrhunderts vor dem Hintergrund des ‘Dialogs’ zwischen andinen religiösen Spezialisten und Jesuiten im 17. Jahrhundert. Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts 34 3 2010, p. 194-201.
The Writing in the Wittenberg Sky: Astrology in 16th-Century Germany Journal of the History of Ideas 66 2005, p. 557-576.