Ejército, política y sociedad en el Perú, 1821-1879

Translated title of the contribution: Army, politics and society in Peru, 1821-1879

David Velásquez Silva

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This work explores the characteristics of the nineteenth-century Peruvian Army, prior to the Pacific War (1879-1883). It argues that the nineteenth-century army was a weak institution, product of the consolidation of a military culture in the first half of the century, expressed in a series of war related practices. This military culture obstructed all attempts of reform during the economic growth cycle of the guano boom (1845-1874) and was the one practiced by the Peruvian Army during their defeat in the Pacific War (1879-1883).

Translated title of the contributionArmy, politics and society in Peru, 1821-1879
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)142-164
Number of pages23
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

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