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Carlos Aguirre - The Lima Reader: History, Culture, Politics - 9780822363378 - V9780822363378
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The Lima Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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Description for The Lima Reader: History, Culture, Politics Hardback. Covering more than 500 years of history, culture, and politics, The Lima Reader seeks to capture the many worlds and many peoples of Peru's capital city, featuring a selection of primary sources that consider the social tensions and cultural heritages of the "City of Kings." Editor(s): Aguirre, Carlos; Walker, Charles F. Series: The Latin America Readers. Num Pages: 296 pages, 67 illustrations, incl. 14 in color. BIC Classification: 1KLSR; HBJK; WT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5969 x 3963. .
Covering more than five hundred years of history, culture, and politics, The Lima Reader captures the multiple viewpoints of the diverse peoples of Peru’s capital city. The volume traces Lima’s transformation from a pre-Columbian religious center, to the colonial “City of Kings,” to today's vibrant and deeply divided metropolis of almost ten million people. A rich array of primary sources—including traveler accounts, essays, photographs, maps, poems, short stories, lyrics, and memoir excerpts, many appearing in English for the first time—address how Lima’s multiethnic population, class inequalities, and debates of who is a “true” limeño/a have evolved throughout the city’s history. ... Read more

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Duke University Press United States
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The Latin America Readers
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About Carlos Aguirre
Carlos Aguirre is Professor of History at the University of Oregon and the author of The Criminals of Lima and Their Worlds: The Prison Experience, 1850–1935, also published by Duke University Press.  Charles F. Walker is Professor of History, Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, and MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in International Human Rights at the University of California, ... Read more

Reviews for The Lima Reader: History, Culture, Politics
"A much-needed overview of the creation of this most important coastal city of the Andes. The Lima Reader presents a series of unpublished or not previously translated primary sources and excerpted literature that reveal the multiplicity of forces that converged to shape this contemporary metropolis. . . . An indispensable resource for the classroom and the road. The Lima Reader ... Read more

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