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Economía prehispánica: Compendio de historia económica del Perú I

by Luis G. Lumbreras, Peter Kaulicke, Julián I. Santillana, and Waldemar Espinoza

An account of the economy of prehispanic Peru, this volume analyzes long-term changes in patterns of production and consumption in the Central Andes, covering the period from 20,000 years ago to the 16th century. The common element throughout this long period was the isolation of Andean populations from the rest of the world. Especially in contrast to the traumatic period of Spanish conquest, some historians have labeled this as a period of "autonomy." Isolated and independent, the inhabitants of the region invented their own technology and created their own culture. Their achivements were impressive, nurturing a population of between five and nine million in the present-day territory of Peru at the time of the arrival of the Spanish. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and Banco Central de Reserva del Perú (Lima), 2011 (reprint of first edition of 2008). 444 pp. ISBN: 978-9972-51-223-0.

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