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Julien publishes book on Spanish conquest

Jan. 7, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Catherine Julien, professor of history at Western Michigan University, has published a book that tells the story of the 16th-century Spanish conquest period in Peru from the viewpoint of an Incan ruler.

Julien's translation of Titu Cusi's "History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru" was published this fall in both hardcover and paperback editions by Hackett Publishing Company. The book, designed to be put into the hands of history students everywhere, offers side-by-side Spanish and English text put into the context of the historical, cultural and literary frameworks that produced it.

Julien, an ethnohistorian with a longtime focus on Peru, joined the WMU faculty in 1996. She also wrote the award-winning book, "Reading Inca History," and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her work in Peru.

Julien's dual-language paperback edition of "History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru" lists at $16.95 and may be purchased online through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and hackettpublishing.com, among others. The hardcover edition lists at $45.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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