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Censorship And Art In Pre-Enlightment Lima

Censorship And Art In Pre-Enlightment Lima

Pedro de Peralta Barnuevo's Diálogo de los Muertos: La Causa Académica

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This is the first translation and critical edition of Peralta's work. The Diálogo, an allegorical satire, has challenged scholars for centuries; it represents a critique of pre-Enlightenment academies and a defense of artistic freedom. The study focuses on issues of colonial discourse and status, literary convention and censorship, social tradition and crisis.