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Peru : a country study

Peru : a country study

Author: Rex A Hudson; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1993.
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Peru
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Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 1993
Online version:
Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 1993
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rex A Hudson; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
ISBN: 0844407747 9780844407746
OCLC Number: 28113560
Notes: "Research completed September 1992."
Supercedes the 1981 ed. of Peru : a country study, edited by Richard F. Nyrop.
Description: lvi, 422 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Andean societies before the conquest. Pre-Inca cultures ; The Incas --
The Spanish conquest, 1532-72. Pizarro and the conquistadors ; Consolidation of control --
The colonial period, 1550-1824. Demographic collapse ; The colonial economy ; Colonial administration ; The colonial church ; Indigenous rebellions --
Independence imposed from without, 1808-24 --
Postindependence decline and instability, 1824-45 --
The Guano era, 1845-70. Consolidation of the state ; Failed development --
The war of the Pacific, 1879-83 --
Recovery and growth, 1883-1930. The new militarism, 1886-95 ; The aristocratic republic, 1895-1914 ; Impact of World War I ; The eleven-year rule, 1919-30 --
Mass politics and social change, 1930-68. Impact of the Depression and World War II ; Rural stagnation and social mobilization, 1948-68 --
Failed reform and economic decline, 1968-85. Military reform from above, 1968-80 ; Return to democratic rule, 1980-85 ; Peru at the crossroads --
Environment and population. Natural systems and human life ; People, property, and farming systems --
Human settlement and population through time. Settlement patterns ; Urban, rural, and regional populations ; Demography of growth, migration, and work ; Regionalism and political divisions --
Culture, class, and hierarchy in society. Indigenous peoples ; Legacy of peonage ; Elites ; Military classes ; Urban classes --
Aspects of family life. Urban informal sector ; Domestic servants ; Godparenthood ; Rural family and household --
Community life and institutions. Catholicism and community ; Landlords and peasant revolts in the highlands ; Shining path and its impact --
Education, language, and literacy. The education system ; Universities --
Health and well-being --
Growth and structural change. Historical background ; Structures of production ; Foreign trade and the balance of payments ; Employment and wages, poverty, and income distribution --
Economic policies and their consequences. The Velasco government ; The search for new directions, 1975-90 --
Outstanding issues --
Government system. Constitutional development; The executive ; The legislature ; The judiciary ; Public administration ; Local and regional government ; The electoral system --
Political dynamics. Political parties ; Nonparty organizations --
Interest groups. The military ; The church ; Economic associations ; Labor unions ; Students ; News media --
Political trends. Roots of the 1990-91 Crisis ; The transition to democracy ; The García government, 1985-90 ; The 1990 campaign and elections ; Impact of the "Fujishock" program ; Prospects for the Fujimori government --
Foreign relations. Foreign relations under García ; Foreign relations under Fujimori --
The armed forces in society and politics. Changing role over time: preconquest ; Colonial period ; Postindependence: Military defeat and nation-building ; Guardian of the new liberal elite ; Reformer and agent of change ; Protector of democracy ; Changing constitutional basis ; Changing foreign military missions and impacts --
The armed forces. Mission and organizations ; Training ; Army ; Navy ; Air force ; Uniforms, ranks, and insignia ; The military in the 1990s --
Police forces. General police ; Security police ; Technical police --
Changing threats to national security. External threats ; Internal threats --
Crime and punishment. Rising crime rate ; Penal code ; Penal system.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-42.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Rex A. Hudson.
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