Peru Essays

  • Essay About Peru

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    Pacific coast of South America. In addition, Peru is know as the "land of Abundance". Nowadays, they are ranked among the world's top producers of silver, copper, lead, and zinc. Its petroleum industry is one of the world's oldest and its fisheries are among the world's richest western seaboard falls. Ling is an oasis containing more than a quarter of Peru's population. Peru has a total area of 496,222 square miles with the population total of 29,849,303. Peru is divided by the Andes Mountains into three

  • An Essay On Cholo In Peru

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    The word cholo has been mainly associated with people of Mexican descent, and little or no attention has been paid to the word’s meaning in other countries. In Peru, the word cholo has a different meaning than in Mexico. Cholo is a word with a semiotic meaning; first recorded during colonial times to name a group within the caste system. Inca Garcilazo de la Vega was the first one to use the word in his Comentarios Reales de los Incas, he writes “"The child of a Black male and an Indian female, or

  • Bound Lives Summary

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    historian Rachel Sarah O’Toole argues that Peruvians of indigenous, African and mixed racial backgrounds used legal, religious and socioeconomic discourses to amass power, autonomy, and recognition in their communities while the Spanish élite of colonial Peru used their authority to control lesser non-whites. However, O’Toole uses legal, religious and political sources to argue that many non-white Peruvians broke, crossed and molded the court-mandated boundaries of castas, or racial groups, by accentuating

  • What Is Machu Picchu?

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    approximately 4000 kilometers from the South American coastline, starting from modern day Ecuador reaching to Chile. Machu Picchu has been a long-standing marvel that represents the Inca’s competency and resourcefulness. The site is located northwest of Cusco, Peru, on a mountain ridge 2,430 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu was built around the 15th century, but was abandoned around 100 years later after the fall of the Inca empire. This has been attributed to the Spanish’s military conquests and virulent

  • Spanish Imperialism: Christopher Columbus And The Colonization Of Spain

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    The mighty empire of Spain had conquered many places during its command for the benefit of their country. The benefits were riches, laborers, crop, land, and missionaries. The areas in which Spain colonized were South America, the Caribbean, and the American Southwest. They colonized these areas to make them their own. Spain wanted to gain a profit and expand their culture through exploring, sending the word of God through missions, and conquering empires for gold. Christopher Columbus, an Italian

  • Why Is Francisco Pzarro Important

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    for Spain. He went on numerous explorations where he founded Peru and its city state. Pizarro was an explorer who was historically important because he was on two explorations that were not led by him, although he was a participant in discovering the Pacific Ocean and the city of San Sebastian, he joined the expedition of Nunez de Balboa where they discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513, and he founded Peru and took over the Incan people Peru and took their leader hostage. These reasons show that Pizarro

  • Teotihuacan Research Paper

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    I was born in Iquitos, Peru, South America and since childhood I have always been interested in Latin American culture. The richness of its natural resources, the physical and cultural geography of the region, its linguistic diversity, food, music, customs, traditions, lifestyle, and especially its history have always been very fascinating to me. I fell in love with history books, especially about Latin American ancient cultures such as the Mayas, Aztecs and obviously, the Incas’ mythology. I

  • Cusco, Peru

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    The city of Cusco, Peru covers nearly 150 square miles in total; Lima, Peru is over six times that size. Many people wonder how they could be similar at all, and they are correct to wonder. The two most well-known Peruvian cities are different in innumerable ways. Cusco used to be the center of the Incan Empire and is filled with ancient ruins overflowing with history, while Lima’s parks and street art are beautiful examples of modern art and pull dozens of different cultures together. Lima and Cusco

  • Francisco Pizarro's Influence On Latin American History

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    Recently a new trend has been spreading throughout grocery stores, Pizarro flavored pizarolls, these are specially made in spain and shipped to Peru where they are considered to be destroying Peruvian cuisine and blamed for the growth in spanish culinary influence in the region. But all jokes aside Francisco Pizarro has performed some of the most horrific acts in South American history, born in Trujillo Spain to a poor mother and little education growing up illiterate. Francisco Pizarro was responsible

  • Essay On The Inca Empire

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    the early 16th century. The political and military center of the empire was located in Cusco Peru. The Inca Empire began in some of the highlands in Peru during the early 13th century. Its last strong building was conquered by the Spanish in 1572. From 1438-1533, the Incas used many methods to gain up a large portion of western South America, in the middle of the Andean mountain ranges. The empire joined Peru, large parts of modern Ecuador, western and south central Bolivia, northwest Argentina, north

  • Essay On Nazca Civilization

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    The Nazca civilization is an ancient civilization that developed in South America. More specifically in the Southern part of Peru. This civilization originated in Peru around 400 B.C. and collapsed around 700 A.D. The Nazca civilization is artistically, religiously, and intellectually significant in world history. The Nazca Civilization was and still is religiously significant. The Nazca built Cahuachi a large religious complex. Cahuachi was the most important city in the Nazca civilization.

  • Khipu And Inca Civilization Essay

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    civilization without a written language. Despite of the lack or absence of a written dialect, the Inca Civilization was able to administer and govern its territory which stretched along Andes Mountains from modern-day Southern Colombia through Ecuador, Peru and Chile over to Argentina and into the Amazon basin through the use and implication of knots and dyed strings. The khipu or quipu, a word from Quechua the Amerind language spoken by the Inca people which means

  • Inca Empire Marxism

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    With wealthy and power now in the hands of the criollo elite, indigenous peoples were living in a form of feudalism; the elite owned the land while the Indians worked it. Jose Carlos Mariátegui, a native of Peru, became a revolutionary force for indigenous people of South America, specifically Peru in the early 20th century. He sought to use his ideas of Marxism and socialism to solve the “Indian Problem” and in doing so reestablishing the Inca Empire.

  • Machu Picchu

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    amazon basin and the Andes in Cusco, Peru. at more than eleven thousand feet above the sea level, Machu Picchu was constructed on the top of a the mountain, 50 miles northwest away from Cusco, right above the sacred valley. it was constructed by the Incas in the fifteenth century, serving the first Inca Emperor, Pachacuti, the son of Inca Viracocha. but unfortunately, in the sixteenth century, Machu Picchu was abandoned by its people when the Spaniards arrived to Peru. since then till the july of 24,

  • Why Did The Inca Empire Rise And Fall Throughout History

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    Many ancient empires have risen and fallen throughout history. One of the most dominant empires was the Incan empire. The Inca empire spread across parts of present-day Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, and Ecuador. It is about 2,500 miles down the western coast of South America. The culture of the Inca was significantly affected by the regions that they lived in. The climate and terrain in the Incan Empire varied throughout the wide-spread area. The climate ranged anywhere from steamy

  • Essay On The Mystery Of Machu Picchu

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    kingdom is perched up in the mountains of Peru. Ever since the lost city was discovered, researchers and scientists have gotten curious. This brings up the age-old question: what force could have possibly caused the Inca empire to vanish? Although many scientists think that the Incas that lived in Machu Picchu died of disease, there are many other ideas surrounding the mystery of what happened to the ancient civilization. High in the mountain tops of Peru, Machu Picchu never fails to leave researchers

  • Asparagus In Peru

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    use more and more resources that are hard to replenish. A great example is the asparagus growing country of Peru. They are the largest manufacture of asparagus and supplies a lot of the first world countries. There are benefits to Peruvians with the demand of the product that they produce. However, there are also numerous consequences that come with the growing demand for asparagus. Peru is provides products around the whole world, with the services that they provide they’re workforce becomes important

  • Describe Cajamarca

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    A guide to 72 hours in Cajamarca, Peru Cajamarca is a large city nestled in the hills on your way to chachapoyas or Trujillo. Once a major city for the Inca, it's now mostly a gold mining town, and the second largest producer of milk in Peru. History is everywhere in and around the city, as is trash and petty crime. While the more affluent Locals or visitors are welcoming to foreigners or indifferent at best, there runs a large undercurrent of animosity towards “Gringos”. Not as welcoming as many

  • Essay On Chile

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    When people think of Chile, South America they think of the food source of chili but the place Chile has so much more to it than the label of chili. Chile has volcanoes, monuments, and mountain you can climb. Some examples are Valle da la Luna, San Cristobal Hill, and Torres Del National Park. The main language people of Chile speak is Spanish. There are a lot of farming to produce fresh fruits and vegetables. There climate can go from cold and raining too hot and dry. There are a lot of tourism

  • Essay On Machu Picchu

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    Not only does Machu Picchu serve a purpose towards beauty and wonder, but it's also a symbol of historic value. Machu Picchu must have served many purposes in survival of the Incas. Machu Picchu gives an insight to how the Incas survived in Peru. “To this day many of Machu Picchu's mysteries remain unresolved, including the exact role it may have played in the Inca’s sophisticated understanding of astronomy and domestication of wild species” (UNESCO). Machu Picchu shows us humans that the