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Overview

For centuries, Peru's coast, mountains, and jungles have served as the grounds for bustling civilizations, including the Incan Empire. This exciting and comprehensive volume covers social life and culture, political practices, economics, and international influence throughout the ages in Peru, from the earliest social groups dating as far back as 500 BC to life today in the 21st Century. Ideal for high school students and general readers interested in South American history, this volume is an essential addition for high school and public libraries. A timeline of key events, list of notable people who made significant contributions to Peru's history, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources supplement the work.

For centuries, Peru's coast, mountains, and jungles have served as the grounds for bustling civilizations, including the Incan Empire. This exciting and comprehensive volume covers social life and culture, political practices, economics, and international influence throughout the ages in Peru, from the earliest social groups dating as far back as 500 BC to life today in the 21st Century. Ideal for high school students and general readers interested in South American history, this volume is an essential addition for high school and public libraries. A timeline of key events, list of notable people who made significant contributions to Peru's history, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources supplement the work.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Masterson (Japanese in Latin America) opens this comprehensive reference with a three-page, at-a-glance summary of Peru, including climate description, natural resource list, and economic statistics as of July 2008. Following a time line of noteworthy events that commences with 3200 B.C.E., the expansive subject is subsequently divided into one broad introductory chapter and seven chronologically organized chapters, from its legendary Andean empires to its 2006 democratic transition. The book closes with a longer reference list and a helpful glossary of significant Peruvian figures, including politicians, singers, and writers.'

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Library Journal

"Masterson (history, US Naval Academy) begins by describing the three environmental zones of the South American country—the Pacific coast, the Andes Mountains, and the rain forests of the eastern slopes—and how they have influenced life there from prehistoric times to the present. Then he begins a historical narrative from the precolumbian empires through the Spanish colony, independence, and the various factions and leaders from the late 19th century to the early 21st. A chronology and biographical sketches are provided."

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Library Journal
Masterson (Japanese in Latin America) opens this comprehensive reference with a three-page, at-a-glance summary of Peru, including climate description, natural resource list, and economic statistics as of July 2008. Following a time line of noteworthy events that commences with 3200 B.C.E., the expansive subject is subsequently divided into one broad introductory chapter and seven chronologically organized chapters, from its legendary Andean empires to its 2006 democratic transition. The book closes with a longer reference list and a helpful glossary of significant Peruvian figures, including politicians, singers, and writers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313340727
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Series: Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 1,424,859
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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