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Peru : Society and Nationhood in the Andes - Peter Flindell Klaren


Society and Nationhood in the Andes

Paperback Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195069280
Number Of Pages: 512

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Peru is a country with a remarkable history - in the earliest times, the Incas managed to found a major civilization here, despite the region's environment, which is one of the harshest in the world. The Spanish colonial rule which followed this golden age exploited basic mineral resources in the area, but brought neither stability nor wealth to the existing population, and unfortunately, economic depression and civil war have frequently left their pockmarks on Peruvian history ever since. In this work, Klarten explores the country's long history, with particular emphasis on social and economic issues, from pre-Incan times to the present. Organized chronologically, the text also discusses the major themes of Peru's past, focusing not only on prominent figures, but on the daily lives of ordinary people as well. This work is aimed at undergraduates in specialized courses on Andean civilization, course on Latin American history and civilization, politics in Latin America and the people and cultures of Latin America

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"Klarén's history of Peru will stand as the standard survey of Peru for decades to come. The broad range of his research is quite impressive. Unlike most studies in the Oxford series, which heavily stress economic developments, often at the expense of social and political aspects, Klarén's work offers a more balanced account. In addition, significant attention is paid to the role of the military in twentieth-centruy affairs. The bibliography is a model of completeness and will be a valuable aid to scholars."--Daniel M. Masterson, Professor, United States Navel Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

List of Maps, Tables, and Chartsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Geography and Incas/Pre-Incasp. 1
Clash of Empires and Formation of Colonial Society, 1532-1600p. 31
Transition and Consolidation of the Colonial Order, 1600-1730p. 69
From Imperial Reform to Reluctant Independence, 1730-1824p. 99
Republican Utopia and Postindependence Instability, 1824-40p. 134
From Rags to Riches: The Age of Guano, 1840-79p. 158
War of the Pacific and Reconstruction, 1879-95p. 183
The Aristocratic Republic, 1895-1919p. 203
Populist Challenge, 1919-45p. 241
Democracy and Dictatorship, 1945-63p. 289
From Reform to "Revolution from Above," 1963-75p. 323
Return to Orthodoxy, Redemocratization, and Populism Redeux, 1975-90p. 359
Fujimori, Neoliberalism, and Peru's Progress, 1990-95p. 399
Chronologyp. 425
Tables and Chartsp. 431
Bibliographical Essayp. 439
Indexp. 479
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ISBN: 9780195069280
ISBN-10: 0195069285
Series: Latin American Histories
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.62  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.72