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Karen, Ruth

ISBN 10: 0308700279 / ISBN 13: 9780308700277
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Peru; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Lib; 238 pages; Karen, Ruth The Seven Worlds of Peru New York Funk & Wagnalls 1969. One colored end paper mostly cut out. Acrylic dust jacket protector. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 7111

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The Seven Worlds of Peru" is to show the reader that the "worlds" the author describes so vividly are still to be found existing side by side in modern Peru. Her zestful scholarship and traveler's venturesome are contagious as she brings the contemporary reader into an intense encounter with the dazzling world of the Inca Empire of the Sun; the heady world of colonial Perus, with its daily display of gaiety amid corruption, cruelty vying with the impulse toward pleasure and love of life; the dramatic years of the struggle for independence, leading to "peru en marcha" --- Peru on the march, hastening to catch up with tomorrow and at the same time match the glory of yesterday;the high-spirited world of the coastal regions; the wind-whipped, austerly beautiful world of the highlands; the selva, ancient jungle world where the clock stopped at the day before yesterday and hardy peoples of the stone age continue to pit their will and endurance against river and rain forest; and the Peru of the modern conquistadors, who thrill as their ancestors did to the challenge of rivers still uncharted, mountains still unconquered and unnamed, treasure still to be coaxed from its hiding places. Through perceptive interpretation of the findings of modern archeology, the author vividly reconstructs the religion, government, and daily life of the proud Incas....

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