This book aims to reflect on the political culture of Peru that emerged in the process of independence between 1819 and 1822—that is to say, between the last viceregal government and the protectorate under Argentine general José de San Martín. The book contains four chapters (some of which have been previously published as articles) and a detailed bibliography of recent Peruvian scholarship, which the author calls into debate in the first chapter. The book would have also been strengthened by a discussion of recent general reflections on independence put forth by Jaime Rodríguez, Manuel Chust, or José María Portillo. Montoya occasionally makes use of primary sources obtained from Peruvian archives, but the majority of his information comes from the Colección Documental de la Independencia del Perú. The title does not reflect the geographic limits of the study, which concerns itself only with Lima.

Montoya believes that during this period,...

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