Demographic Collapse: Indian Peru, 1520-1620

Demographic Collapse: Indian Peru, 1520-1620

by Noble David Cook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521239958

ISBN-13: 9780521239950

Pub. Date: 02/25/1982

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

By means of an innovative methodology, the author attempts to estimate the size of the aboriginal population of the Americas at the time of the first contact with the Europeans. He traces the catastrophic loss of over 90 percent of that population and compares the experience of coastal region with Andean highlands.  See more details below

Overview

By means of an innovative methodology, the author attempts to estimate the size of the aboriginal population of the Americas at the time of the first contact with the Europeans. He traces the catastrophic loss of over 90 percent of that population and compares the experience of coastal region with Andean highlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521239950
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/25/1982
Series:
Cambridge Latin American Studies Series, #41
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables, figures and maps; Preface; Introduction: the problem in perspective; Part I. Peru's Preconquest Population: 1. The ecological approach; 2. Population and archaeology; 3. Depopulation ratios; 4. Estimates from social organization; 5. Disease mortality models; 6. Census projections; 7. Conclusion; Part II. Demographic Collapse: 8. First contact: north coast; 9. Center of Spanish control: middle coast; 10. Disease, earthquakes, and droughts: south coast; 11. Intermediate area: northern highlands; 12. Mining and population in the central sierra; 13. The Indian heartland: southern highlands; 14. An overview; Abbreviations used in notes; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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