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Demographic Collapse : Indian Peru, 1520-1620 - Noble David Cook

Demographic Collapse

Indian Peru, 1520-1620

Hardcover Published: 26th February 1982
ISBN: 9780521239950
Number Of Pages: 322

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While many scholars have been interested in the size of the Indian population of the Americas at the time of first contact with Europeans, this book is the first to make a thorough examination of the question. Focusing on Peru, Professor Cook estimates population size on the basis of archaeology, carrying capacity of the agricultural systems, disease mortality, depopulation ratios, and census projection. He also analyses the catastrophic population decline that resulted from contact with Europeans, and compares this experience with that of the coastal region and the Andean highlands.

List of tables, figures and maps
Introduction: the problem in perspective
PeruG++s Preconquest Population
The ecological approach
Population and archaeology
Depopulation ratios
Estimates from social organization
Disease mortality models
Census projections
Demographic Collapse
First contact: north coast
Center of Spanish control: middle coast
Disease, earthquakes, and droughts: south coast
Intermediate area: northern highlands
Mining and population in the central sierra
The Indian heartland: southern highlands
An overview
Abbreviations used in notes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521239950
ISBN-10: 0521239958
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 26th February 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.56