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This paper reviews the book Landowners in Colonial Peru by the author Keith Davies.

***** in Colonial Peru

In this book, Keith A. Davies writes about the families of Arequipa, that the Spaniards founded in 1540 in Southwestern *****. These ***** belonging to the middle and upper class status acquired land and used its proceeds to attract prominent spouses, that way they could acquire prestigious political ***** military posts and also enhance their st*****ing in the society by being benefactors of ***** Church.

***** of the colonial period has been a favorite amongst ***** educationist and the students in the United States. It is quite intriguing to d*****cover ***** at a time when most people are just studying the colonial rule in the European history, others ***** turn*****g their *****tention to the ***** of the colonial rule in Peru.

***** has ***** able to attract a lot ***** attention from authors especially because of the landhold*****g ***** during the colonial period. One ***** the literary contributions has been made by ***** renowned author ***** Davies in his book called the Landowners ***** Colonial Peru, in which he analyses ***** economic and fiscal history of Peru.

However, the author draws attention to the people of Ariquipa and how ***** invested in agricultural l*****s so they could become a symbol of status in the society. Historically, ***** work contributed ***** Keith and other writers' form the *****, social ***** ***** themes of these noteworthy books.

*****, the region ***** Peru that is written about in the book ***** different from ***** areas in the southern, northern and central *****s as far ***** topography is concerned.

The plot of ***** book focuses on the period starting ***** the early 1700's till the late 1700's. However, after reading this ***** *****e feels that if it had been written around the eighteenth century it would have attracted greater attention since ***** inauguration ***** the general was responsible for many of the changes.

***** book starts off by throwing light on the main aspects of ***** socioeconomic structure of the city and the region of *****. The book dedicates a ch*****pter each to different socioeconomic ***** of the city like, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, commerce, and how ***** social aspects have been affected by these factors, especially benefiting the church. Some*****, all ***** chapters are related to the themes in the book, ***** are notably fiscal, economic and political. The last chapter is an insight as to how the fiscal, *****, and ***** reforms caused the rebellion that took place in the 1780's, which according to commentators were in the form of riots and protests. They were largely ***** by the *****creased dissatisfaction due to ***** Areche's fiscal innovations.

The book fails ***** make a powerful ending by focusing on the *****ftermath of ***** 1780's *****. It should have thrown light on the relationship between the re*****s and the attitude ***** arequipenes that led to the struggle for independence nearly three decades later.

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