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Author Cook, Noble David, author
Title Demographic collapse, Indian Peru, 1520-1620 / Noble David Cook
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  F3429.3.P68 C771 1981    IN PROCESS    30530001337542
Descript x, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge Latin American studies ; 41
Cambridge Latin American studies ; 41
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-297) and index
"While many scholars have been interested in the size of the Indian population of the Americas at the time of first contact with Europeans, this book, first published in 1982, was the first to make a thorough examination of the question. Focusing on Peru, Professor Cook estimates population size on the basis of archaeology, carrying capacity of the agricultural systems, disease mortality, depopulation ratios, and census projection. He also analyses the catastrophic population decline that resulted from contact with Europeans, and compares this experience with that of the coastal region and the Andean highlands."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Indians of South America -- Peru -- Population
Peru -- Population -- History -- 16th century
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