Caminos, ciencia y Estado en el Perú, 1850-1930

Translated title of the contribution: Pathways, science, and the State in Peru, 1850-1930

Carlos Contreras, Marcos Cueto

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This study offers a panoramic view of the relation between the development of naturalist studies and the control of territory in Peru from the mid-nineteenth century through the first decades of the twentieth. Notable scientific development took place during this period, in terms of research and of academic institutions. Both research and academe enjoyed the support of the State, which had greater resources within its reach following the period of relative instability subsequent to Independence in 1821. Although this process of development was fragmented and discontinuous, it resulted in the first mapmaking work and geographic and naturalist studies, as well as the creation of communication pathways. Further, it was justified by its potential contribution to an export economy and to the cultural prestige of civilian elites.

Translated title of the contributionPathways, science, and the State in Peru, 1850-1930
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)635-655
Number of pages21
JournalHistoria, Ciencias, Saude - Manguinhos
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


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