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The Peru reader


As often as not, Peru has been portrayed in broad extremes: as the land of the richest treasures, the bloodiest conquest, the most poignant ballads, and the most violent revolutionaries. This revised and updated second edition of “Peru Reader” offers a deeper understanding of the complex country. Unparalleled in scope, the reader covers Peru’s history from its extraordinary pre-Columbian civilizations to its citizens’ twenty-first century struggles to achieve dignity and justice in a multicultural nation where Andean, African, Amazonian, Asian, and European traditions meet. The collection presents a vast array of essays, folklore, historical documents, poetry, songs, short stories, autobiographical accounts, and photographs. Works by contemporary Peruvian intellectuals and politicians appear alongside accounts of those whose voices are less often heard – peasants, street vendors, maids, Amazonian Indians, and African-Peruvians. Including some of the most insightful pieces of Western journalism and scholarship about Peru, the selections provide the traveller and specialist alike with a thorough introduction to the country’s astonishing past and challenging present.

Artikelnummer: 18296 Categorie: Tag:
Subtitel: History, culture, politics
Auteur: Starn, Orin & Carlos Iván Degregori & Robin Kirk (red.)
Jaar: 2006
ISBN: 9780822336495
Pagina's: 520
Taal: English
Uitgever: Duke University Press
Uitgever stad: Durham
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