Total history, like total football, is no longer much in fashion. Fernand Braudel and Johann Cruijff belong to another era; but, in thinking about what type of history People of the Volcano represents, I could come up with no better analogy. The geographical scale is, of course, different: the Colca Valley is not the Mediterranean. The timeframe, too, is different; although, on a much more modest scale, People of the Volcano, like The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, ranges forward and backward in time. Where the analogy fits best is the sheer multiplicity of historiographical approaches employed by Noble David Cook and his collaborator Alexandra Parma Cook.
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Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
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