The aim of this essay is to provide a panoramic socio-historical overview of Peru by focusing on two periods: before and after independence from Spain. The approach emphasizes two cultural phenomena: how the indigenous people related to the Conquistadors in forging a new society, as well as how immigration, particularly to Lima, has shaped contemporary Peru. This contribution also aims at providing a bibliographical resource to those who would like to conduct research on Peru.
"Epilogue: Reflections and Observations on Peru's Past and Present,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective:
2, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol7/iss2/13