Lima: A Cultural History

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - 243 страница
Formerly the viceregal capital of Spain's vast South American empire, Lima is today a sprawling metropolis struggling to cope with a population of eight million. Located on the coast between the Andean foothills and the Pacific Ocean, it is many cities in one, with an indigenous past, and old
colonial heart the port of Callao, and turn-of-the-century quarters modelled on Paris. Leafy suburbs like San Isidro and tranquil seaside communities such as Barranco contrast with ever-expanding shantytowns. Lima has always dominated national life as the center of political and economic power. Long
a stronghold of the European elite, the city is now home to millions of Peruvians from the Andean region as well as the descendans of African slaves and migrants from Europe, China and Japan. As a popular saying puts it, the whole of Peru is now in Lima. James Higgins explores the city's history and
evolving identity as reflected in its architecture, literature, painting, and music. Tracing its trajectory from colonial enclave to modern metropolis, he reveals how the capital now embodies the diversity and dynamism of Peru itself.

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Part of an Oxford University Press series on cities throughout the world, this is a well-written and interesting book on the city of Lima told as a travel guide, but with references to history and the ... Прочитајте целу рецензију


The PreHispanic Past
City of the Kings
Capital Of The Republic
The Expanding Metropolis
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James Higgins is at University of Liverpool.

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