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A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America

A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108033640

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  • In 1804 when W. B. Stevenson (fl. 1803–25) arrived on the small island of Mocha, just off the coast of South America, he stepped onto a continent on the brink of mass revolution. Over the next twenty years, he had an extraordinary range of experiences: as a traveller, a Spanish government official, a prisoner, and as secretary to an ex-Royal Navy admiral turned revolutionary. In this three-volume work, published in 1825, Stevenson gives a dramatic, fascinating account of the life and culture of South America as it began to break free from Spanish colonial rule. Volume 1 focuses on Stevenson's arrival in 1804, his initial impressions, and travels in Chile, Colombia and Peru. It describes food and drink, society and culture, administration and climate. It also covers his imprisonment in Lima by the Spanish authorities.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108033640
    • length: 462 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Arrival at Mocha
    2. Leave Tucapel Viejo, and arrive at Tubul
    3. Account of cultivation of farms, &c. in Araucania
    4. Valdivia
    5. City of Conception de Mocha
    6. Sent to Talcahuano
    7. Leave Talcahuano in the Dolores
    8. Lima, origin of its name
    9. Viceroys and Archbishops of Lima
    10. Taxes, Alcavala
    11. City of Lima
    12. Particular description of parish churches
    13. The population of Lima
    14. Fruits in the gardens of Lima
    15. Visit to Pisco.

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    W. B. Stevenson

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