Dr. Mark Thurner
Professor of Latin American History, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.
Some recent publications
History’s Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography. University Press of Florida.
After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the Americas. Duke University Press.
From Two Republics to One Divided: Contradictions of Postcolonial Nationmaking in Andean Peru. Duke University Press.
Texts to download
“The Founding Abyss of Colonial History or ‘The Origin and Principle of the Name of Peru’”. History and Theory, vol. 48, pp. 44-62.
“The As-If of the Book of Kings: Pedro de Peralta Barnuevo’s Colonial Poetics of History”. Latin American Research Review, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 32-57.
“Jorge Basadre’s ‘Peruvian History of Peru’, or the Poetic Aporia of Historicism”. Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 88, no. 2, pp. 247-283.
“After colonialism and the king: notes on the Peruvian birth of ‘contemporary history’”. Postcolonial Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 393-420.
“Atusparia and Caceres: Rereading Representations of Peru’s Late Nineteenth-Century ‘National Problem’”. The Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 77, no. 3, pp. 409-441.
“‘Republicanos’ and ‘La Comunidad de Peruanos’: Unimagined Political Communities in Postcolonial Andean Peru”. Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 291-318.