Lima: A Cultural History

Lima: A Cultural History

by James Higgins


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Lima: A Cultural History by James Higgins

Formerly the viceregal capital of Spain's vast South American empire, Lima is today a sprawling metropolis struggling to cope with a population of eight million. Located on the coast between the Andean foothills and the Pacific Ocean, it is many cities in one, with an indigenous past, an old colonial heart, and turn-of-the-century quarters modeled on Paris. Leafy suburbs like San Isidro and tranquil seaside communities such as Barranco contrast with ever expanding shantytowns.

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ISBN-13: 9780195178913
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Cityscapes
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James Higgins Professor at Liverpool University, specializes in Peruvian literature. A regular visitor to Lima since the 1960s, he is an honorary professor of the city's University of San Marcos and a corresponding fellow of the Peruvian Academy.

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