Orin Starn is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of Ishi’s Brain: In Search of America’s Last “Wild” Indian and Nightwatch: The Politics of Protest in the Andes, also published by Duke University Press.
Carlos Iván Degregori is Professor of Anthropology at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. He served on Peru’s government-appointed Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has written dozens of books and articles about Peru.
Robin Kirk is Co-director of the Human Rights Initiative at Duke University. She is the author of More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs, and America’s War in Colombia and The Monkey's Paw: New Chronicles from Peru.
Can't recommend this more. I read it when I arrived in Peru (5 years ago) and have impressed many a Peruvian with my knowledge lifted from it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ArtoBeck
The only general reader on Peru that I could find before we went on holiday there. Like all readers it seems to be a little on the thin side in places, not to mention some of it is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by D A Booth
Text was well worth the purchase. Each chapter was devoted to snippets of Peru's culture which includes it ravaged past regarding terrorism (Shining Path), government control, and... Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Jason
I haven't gotten too far in this book yet, but it is a very diverse and comprehensive overview of Peru's history. Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by Brian Harper
Best deep cultural introduction to Peru I have found. This is NOT a travel guide, but an introduction to the "culture, politics and history" of the country as the title suggests. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Sterling Barlow
I know virtually nothing about Peru and I am going there for two weeks in August. This book was suggested as a thorough primer. It is proving to be just that...Published on April 2, 2010 by Mathew A. Schneider
this is an interesting collection of exerpts from books, articles, archives... for those interested in learning more about Peru's history and development. Read morePublished on July 4, 2009 by anna pleasonton