Peru (Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series)

Peru (Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series)

by Charles J. Shields


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Nearly 500 years ago the representatives of two great, but very different, civilizations clashed in the Andes Mountains of modern-day Peru. The Incas who lived in the region had established a highly advanced civilization and built great cities and temples of stone. From Europe, Spanish soldiers led by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro came seeking the Incas' gold. The blend of Spanish and native has contributed greatly to the development of Peru.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422233023
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2015
Series: Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

Land of Contrasts 9

A Rich, Turbulent History 19

A Divided Economy 29

Two Peoples, Two Cultures 37

The Highlands and Cities of Peru 43

A Calendar of Peruvian Festivals 50

Recipes 52

Glossary 54

Project and Report Ideas 56

Chronology 58

Further Reading/Internet Resources 60

For More Information 61

Index 62

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