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CuscoUrbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World$
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Ian Farrington

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044330

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044330.001.0001

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A Historical Topography of Cusco

A Historical Topography of Cusco

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(p.87) 5 A Historical Topography of Cusco
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Cusco
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Ian Farrington

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0005

This chapter examines in detail the impact of seven periods of occupation and social and economic change on the town plan and building fabric of Cusco. After a brief note on the city’s mythical foundation, it comprises a description of the inka city as the Spaniards first saw it in 1533; the foundation of the Spanish city and its subsequent remodelling during the late sixteenth century; a description of the mid-seventeenth century, particularly after the earthquake of 1650; the changes in the late colonial period (eighteenth century); the subsequent decline during the republican period (nineteenth century); and its revival and the pressures of urban transport, public utilities, earthquakes, and tourism development on it throughout the twentieth century to the present day.

Keywords:   Urban history, Inka city, Colonial developments and changes, Republican decline, 20th century development

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