Article ID: CBB000932891

Caminos, ciencia y Estado en el Perú, 1850--1930 (2008)


Contreras, Carlos (Author)
Cueto, Marcos (Author)

História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Volume: 15
Pages: 635--655

Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: Article also in English. English title: [Pathways, Science, and the State in Peru, 1850--1930]. Proceedings from the conference “Engineering and the Natural Sciences: Communication and transportation infrastructure in the history of the sciences in Ibero-America” held at the Universidade de La Plata, Argentina, on May 1-6, 2006.

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.

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Demhardt, Imre Josef
Craib, Raymond B.
Kirchhoff, Markus
Singaravelou, Pierre
Surun, Isabelle
Blais, Hélène
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Maps; atlases
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France, colonies
Brosselard-Faidherbe, Henri
Drude, Oscar
Habenicht, Hermann
Petermann, August
Pike, Zebulon
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Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
Early modern
17th century
16th century
United States
United States. Department of Agriculture
United States. Geological Survey

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