Peru: Society and Nationhood in the Andes by Peter Flindell KlarenPeru: Society and Nationhood in the Andes by Peter Flindell Klaren

Peru: Society and Nationhood in the Andes

byPeter Flindell Klaren

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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 the conquest exploited basic mineral resources in thearea without bringing either stability or wealth to the existing population, and unfortunately, economic depression and civil war have frequently left their pockmarks on Peruvian history ever since. In this book, Klaren explores the country's long history, with particular emphasis on social andeconomic issues, from pre-Incan times to 1995. 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.

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Peter Flindell Klaren is at The George Washington University.

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Title:Peru: Society and Nationhood in the AndesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195069285

ISBN - 13:9780195069280

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of TablesPreface1. Geography and Incas and Pre-Incas2. Clash of Empires and Formation of Colonial Society, 1532-15813. Transitioin and Consolidation of the Colonial Order, 1581-17304. From Imperial Reform to Independent Nation, 1730-18205. Repubilican Utopia and Post-Independence Instability, 1821-18406. From Rags to Riches: The Guano Age, 1850-18797. War of the Pacific and Reconstruction, 1879-18958. The Aristocratic Republic, 1895-19199. Populist Challenge, 1919-194510. Democracy and Dictorship, 1945-196311. From Reform to "Revolution from Above," 1963-197512. Return to Orthodoxy, Re-Democratization and Populism Redeux, 1975-199013. Fujimori, Neo-Liberalism and Peru's Progress, 1990-1995ChronologyBibliographic EssayStatistics and TablesIndex

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Some say that the Andes are an unforgiving mountain range, but despite the harsh surroundings, the Incan people managed to carve a niche for themselves within themDespite the harsh surroundings of the Andes, the Incan people managed to carve a niche for themselves. Unfortunately, the Andes weren’t shelter enough to protect the native population from Spanish raiders who scarred the landscape and its people in search of the precious natural resources stored within. Peter Flindell Klaren traces Peruvian history and dazzles us with stories about the sophistication of the Incas in Peru: Society and Nationhood in the Andes.

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"Klaren'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, Klaren'swork 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