Peru in Perspective: Orientation Guide and Quechua Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Pizarro's Conquest, Fujimori, Selva, Mochica, Chimu, Incas by David N. Spires

Peru in Perspective: Orientation Guide and Quechua Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Pizarro's Conquest, Fujimori, Selva, Mochica, Chimu, Incas

By David N. Spires

  • Publication Date: 2015-10-19
  • Genre: Latin America

Book Synopsis

This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in the Peru, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.

CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Geographic Regions and Topographic Features * The Costa * The Sierra (Andean Highlands) * The Selva * Climate * Bodies of Water * Rivers * Lakes * Cities * Lima * Arequipa * Trujillo * Chiclayo * Piura * Iquitos * Cusco * Natural Hazards * Environmental Concerns * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction * Peru Before the Spanish * Pre-Incan Civilizations: The Chavin * The Mochica * The Chimu * The Incas * The Spanish Colonial Era * Pizarro's Conquest * Spanish Rule * Rebellions * Peruvian Independence * Post-Colonial Peru * Rags to Riches to Rags Again * The Aristocratic Republic * End of Civilista Rule * Peru in the Mid-Twentieth Century (1930-1968) * Military Rule * Return to Civilian Rule * The Fujimori Decade * Scandal * Recent History * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Crops * Fishing * Livestock * Forestry * Industry and Manufacturing * Energy Resources * Natural Resources * Trade * Tourism * Banking, Finance, and Currency * Investment * Transportation * Standard of Living * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Language * Religion * Gender Issues * Traditional Dress * Arts * Andean Musical Styles * Other Styles of Music and Dance * Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century Literature * Modern Peruvian Literature * Sports and Recreation * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * Introduction * U.S.-Peruvian Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Colombia * Ecuador * Chile * Bolivia * Brazil * Military * Terrorist Groups and Activities * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Mining Project Protests * Coca Cultivation and Cocaine Trafficking * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction * Geography * Area * Climate * Topographic Features * Bodies of Water * Rivers * Lakes * Cities * Lima * Arequipa * Trujillo * Huancayo * Cusco * History * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Introduction * Religion and Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Religious Conventions and Gender Roles * Marriage, Divorce, and the Church * Religious Holidays/Festivals * La Semana Santa (Holy Week) * Feast of Corpus Christi * Qoyllur Rit'i * Places of Worship * Behavior in Buildings of Worship * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Communal Values * Codes of Politeness * Male/Female Interaction * Hospitality and Gift Giving * Types of Food/Eating Habits * Hallpay * Dress Codes * Nonreligious Celebrations and Rituals * Independence Day (Fiestas Patrias) * The Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi) * Dos and Don'ts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Urbanization * Urban Working Conditions * Urban Healthcare * Education * Public Places * Restaurants * Markets * Urban Traffic and Transportation * Crime * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Introduction * Land Distribution * Rural Economy * Rural Transportation * Healthcare * Education * Daily Life * Border Crossing and Checkpoints * Land Mines * Chapter 5 Assessment * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Introduction * Family Structure * Male/Female Interaction Within the Family * Status of Children * Marriage, Divorce, and Birth * Family Events and Rites of Passage * Lay Baptism (Unuchakuy) * Haircutting Ceremony (Chuckcha Rutuy) * Weddings * Funerals

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