Lima: A Cultural History

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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, an old colonial heart, and turn-of-the-century quarters modeled 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 ...

Lima: A Cultural History 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195178906

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Lima: A Cultural History 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195178913

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