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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

(p.87) 5 A Historical Topography of Cusco

Ian Farrington

University Press of Florida

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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