by Charles F. Gritzner, Yvonee Gritzner




By any measure, Peru is one of the world's most scenic, historic, intriguing, and diverse countries. But in many ways, it also is a very troubled land. Few countries have a greater potential for development than Peru, but the country reflects a glorious and turbulent past and faces an uncertain future. Peru's cultural history is as diverse and fascinating as the country's natural landscapes. Since the conquest, Spaniards have dominated the country's political, social, and economic institutions leading to an imbalance of power and opportunity between different groups in the land. These problems spill over in political instability and terrorist activity and have had a negative impact on all Peruvians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791074787
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Modern World Nations Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Introducing Peru8
2Land of Environmental Diversity14
3Native Cultures34
4People and Culture50
5Political History and Government62
6Peru's Economy: Problems and Prospects74
7Living in Peru Today86
8Peru Looks Ahead98
Facts at a Glance104
History at a Glance108
Further Reading110

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