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by Ronald Wright

Despite the fact that this book was written over thirty years ago, Cut Stones and Crossroads: A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru is still worth reading if, like me, you are interested in traveling to Peru. Years ago, I had read the same author's equally excellent Time Among the Maya and find in both books not only a genuine empathy for the native peoples of the New World, but a desire to learn more about them while their badly fragmented cultures still survive in some form.

Ronald Wright went to considerable trouble to learn Quechua and to present to us samples of lyrics and short poems in that language to give us a feeling of its continuing vitality.

The journey described in this book begins around Cajamarca, where Pizarro encountered Atahuallpa, the site of the beginning of the end of Inca civilization, and ends at the islands in Lake Titicaca, where Incan religion had its mythical origins. Along the way, he travels through Lima, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu.



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PublisherPenguin Books
Release date 03.06.1986
Pages count272
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
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