Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Somervill A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. See details. See all 2 pre-owned listings. Buy It Now. Add to cart. Sold by thrift. Somervill , Hardcover, Revised. Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Product Information Though the Incas left no written records of their great civilization, the archaeological remains and accounts of Spanish conquistadors and priests paint a picture of a well-ordered, vast empire.
In the mountains of Peru and Ecuador, traces of Inca culture remain today in the road system that winds through the Andes, where people practice a religion that mixes the Catholicism of the Spanish conquerors with the animism of the Inca. Living in small homes and storehouses that date back to Inca times, these people have been celebrating traditional festivals and market days for more than years. Using accessible and lively prose, ""Empire of the Inca, Revised Edition"" explores the history and culture of this fascinating civilization, highlighting the ideas and items that originated in the empire and are still encountered in the modern world, such as potatoes and jerky, words from the Quechua language, and mobile military field hospitals.
Additional Product Features Dewey Edition. Show More Show Less. Pre-owned Pre-owned. No ratings or reviews yet. The territorial loss and the extensive looting of Peruvian cities by Chilean troops left scars on the country's relations with Chile that have not yet fully healed.
Following the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War of , the Rio Protocol sought to formalize the boundary between those two countries. Ongoing boundary disagreements led to a brief war in early and the Cenepa War in early , but in the governments of both countries signed an historic peace treaty that clearly demarcated the international boundary between them.
In late , the governments of Peru and Chile likewise similarly implemented the last outstanding article of their border agreement. After the War of the Pacific , an extraordinary effort of rebuilding began. The government started to initiate a number of social and economic reforms in order to recover from the damage of the war. Political stability was achieved only in the early s. After a brief period in which the military once again controlled the country, civilian rule was permanently established with Pierola's election in His second term was successfully completed in and was marked by his reconstruction of a devastated Peru by initiating fiscal, military, religious, and civil reforms.
Until the s, this period was called the "Aristocratic Republic", since most of the presidents that ruled the country were from the social elite. During Augusto B. This policy, along with increased dependence on foreign investment, focused opposition from the most progressive sectors of Peruvian society against the landowner oligarchy. In , from Mexico , university reform leaders in Peru who had been forced into exile by the government founded the American People's Revolutionary Alliance , which had a major influence on the country's political life.
APRA is thus largely a political expression of the university reform and workers' struggles of the years The movement draws its influences from the Mexican revolution and its Constitution , particularly on issues of agrarianism and indigenism , and to a lesser extent from the Russian revolution. Close to Marxism its leader, Haya de la Torre , declares that "APRA is the Marxist interpretation of the American reality" , it nevertheless moves away from it on the question of class struggle and on the importance given to the struggle for the political unity of Latin America.
Shortly afterwards, in , the party created the General Confederation of Workers. After the worldwide crisis of , numerous brief governments followed one another. The APRA party had the opportunity to cause system reforms by means of political actions, but it was not successful. This was a nationalistic movement, populist and anti-imperialist, headed by Victor Raul Haya de la Torre in Repression was brutal in the early s and tens of thousands of APRA followers Apristas were executed or imprisoned.
This period was also characterized by a sudden population growth and an increase in urbanization. According to Alberto Flores Galindo, "By the census, the last that utilized racial categories, mestizos were grouped with whites, and the two constituted more than 53 percent of the population. Mestizos likely outnumbered the indigenous peoples and were the largest population group. Ideologically opposed, they both managed to create the first political parties that tackled the social and economic problems of the country.
During World War II, the country rounded up around 2, of its Japanese immigrant population and shipped them to the United States as part of the Japanese-American internment program. President Bustamante y Rivero hoped to create a more democratic government by limiting the power of the military and the oligarchy.
The President disbanded his Aprista cabinet and replaced it with a mostly military one. In , Minister Manuel A. In a military coup on October 29, Gen. Manuel A. Odria became the new President. He came down hard on APRA, momentarily pleasing the oligarchy and all others on the right, but followed a populist course that won him great favor with the poor and lower classes.
A thriving economy allowed him to indulge in expensive but crowd-pleasing social policies. Since none of the candidates managed to get the Constitutionally-established minimum of one third of the vote required to win outright, selection of the President should have fallen to Congress; the long-held antagonistic relationship between the military and APRA prompted Haya de la Torre to make a deal with former dictator Odria, who had come in third, which would have resulted in Odria taking the Presidency in a coalition government.
However, widespread allegations of fraud prompted the Peruvian military to depose Prado and install a military junta, led by Ricardo Perez Godoy. Throughout Latin America in the s, communist movements inspired by the Cuban Revolution sought to win power through guerrilla warfare.
The Revolutionary Left Movement Peru , or MIR, launched an insurrection that had been crushed by , but Peru's internal strife would only accelerate until its climax in the s. The military has been prominent in Peruvian history. Coups have repeatedly interrupted civilian constitutional government. As part of what has been called the "first phase" of the military government's nationalist program, Velasco undertook an extensive agrarian reform program and nationalized the fish meal industry, some petroleum companies, and several banks and mining firms.
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During the s, cultivation of illicit coca was established in large areas on the eastern Andean slope. One of his first actions as President was the return of several newspapers to their respective owners. In this way, freedom of speech once again played an important part in Peruvian politics. Gradually, he also attempted to undo some of the most radical effects of the Agrarian Reform initiated by Velasco and reversed the independent stance that the Military Government of Velasco had with the United States. This included a number of fighter planes and possibly personnel from the Peruvian Air Force , as well as ships, and medical teams.
Belaunde's government proposed a peace settlement between the two countries, but it was rejected by both sides, as both claimed undiluted sovereignty of the territory. However, economic mismanagement led to hyperinflation from to Owing to such chronic inflation , the Peruvian currency, the sol , was replaced by the Inti in mid, which itself was replaced by the nuevo sol "new sun" in July , at which time the new sol had a cumulative value of one billion old soles. The economic turbulence of the time exacerbated social tensions in Peru and partly contributed to the rise of the violent rebel movement Shining Path.
In June , demonstrations for free education were severely repressed by the army: 18 people were killed according to official figures, but non-governmental estimates suggest several dozen deaths. This event led to a radicalization of political protests in the countryside and ultimately led to the outbreak of the Shining Path's armed and terrorist actions. Concerned about the economy, the increasing terrorist threat from Sendero Luminoso and MRTA, and allegations of official corruption, voters chose a relatively unknown mathematician-turned-politician, Alberto Fujimori , as president in The first round of the election was won by well-known writer Mario Vargas Llosa , a conservative candidate who went on to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in , but Fujimori defeated him in the second round.
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The majority of the population has not benefited from the years of strong growth, which will ultimately only widen the gap between rich and poor. As other dictators did, Fujimori dissolved Congress in the auto-golpe of April 5, , in order to have total control of the government of Peru.
He then eliminated the constitution; called new congressional elections; and implemented substantial economic reform, including privatization of numerous state-owned companies, creation of an investment-friendly climate, and sound management of the economy. Fujimori's administration was dogged by several insurgent groups, most notably Sendero Luminoso Shining Path , which carried on a terrorist campaign in the countryside throughout the s and s.
He cracked down on the insurgents and was successful in largely quelling them by the late s, but the fight was marred by atrocities committed by both the Peruvian security forces and the insurgents: the Barrios Altos massacre and La Cantuta massacre by Government paramilitary groups, and the bombings of Tarata and Frecuencia Latina by Shining Path.
Those examples subsequently came to be seen as symbols of the human rights violations committed during the last years of violence. Military commandos stormed the embassy compound in May , which resulted in the death of all 15 hostage takers, one hostage, and 2 commandos. It later emerged, however, that Fujimori's security chief Vladimiro Montesinos may have ordered the killing of at least eight of the rebels after they surrendered. Fujimori's constitutionally questionable decision to seek a third term and subsequent tainted victory in June brought political and economic turmoil.
A bribery scandal that broke just weeks after he took office in July forced Fujimori to call new elections in which he would not run. The scandal involved Vladimiro Montesinos, who was shown in a video broadcast on TV bribing a politician to change sides. Montesinos subsequently emerged as the center a vast web of illegal activities, including embezzlement, graft, drug trafficking, as well as human rights violations committed during the war against Sendero Luminoso.
In November , Fujimori resigned from office and went to Japan in self-imposed exile, avoiding prosecution for human rights violations and corruption charges by the new Peruvian authorities. His main intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos , fled Peru shortly afterwards. Authorities in Venezuela arrested him in Caracas in June and turned him over to Peruvian authorities; he is now imprisoned and charged with acts of corruption and human rights violations committed during Fujimori's administration.
The elections were held in April ; observers considered them to be free and fair. The newly elected government took office on July 28, Innocents wrongfully tried by military courts during the war against terrorism — were allowed to receive new trials in civilian courts. On August 28, , the Truth and Reconciliation Commission CVR , which had been charged with studying the roots of the violence of the — period, presented its formal report to the President. President Toledo was forced to make a number of cabinet changes, mostly in response to personal scandals. Toledo's governing coalition had a minority of seats in Congress and had to negotiate on an ad hoc basis with other parties to form majorities on legislative proposals.
Toledo's popularity in the polls suffered throughout the last years of his regime, due in part to family scandals and in part to dissatisfaction among workers with their share of benefits from Peru's macroeconomic success. After strikes by teachers and agricultural producers led to nationwide road blockages in May , Toledo declared a state of emergency that suspended some civil liberties and gave the military power to enforce order in 12 regions. The state of emergency was later reduced to only the few areas where the Shining Path was operating.
He won the elections after winning in a runoff against Ollanta Humala. Peru has ratified the treaty. In December , a state of emergency was declared following popular opposition to some major mining project and environmental concerns. His parents were European refugees fleeing from Nazism. Kuczynski is committed to integrating and acknowledging Peru's indigenous populations, and state-run TV has begun daily news broadcasts in Quechua and Aymara. In March , after a failure to impeach the president, Kuczynski faced yet again the threat of impeachment on the basis of corruption in vote buying and bribery with the Odebrecht corporation.
On March 23, Kucyznski was forced to resign from the presidency , and has not been heard from since. Vizcarra has announced publicly that he has no plans in seeking for re-election amidst the political crisis and instability. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on the.
See also: Cultural periods of Peru. Andean civilizations of Peru. The Condor, Nazca Lines , created by the Nazca culture. The Moche culture is world-renowned for its pottery, in picture a condor from about CE. Walls of Soloco fortress, Chachapoyas , Peru. Pikillaqta administrative center, built by the Wari culture in Cusco. Tiwanaku and Wari culture at its largest territorial extent, CE. Main article: Inca Empire. Inca Empire. View of Machu Picchu built by the Incas. Main article: Viceroyalty of Peru.
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