Guerrilla War in Peru’s Northern Highlands
Lewis Taylor is a Lecturer in Latin American Sociology at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool. He has been researching this particular area of Peru for thirty years.
This book is suffused with a deep understanding of the roots of guerrilla insurgency. It is clear, articulate, fluent, confident The narrative is lively, the analysis subtle and sophisticated. It is a pleasure to read and should have the widest possible readership.
Development and Change
... Taylor's book is a must read for those interested in the Shining Path and its historiography. It is also an important work for those interested in Peruvian political, peasant struggles, and the micro and macro processes of revolution.
American Historical Review
Taylor's book is an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of the Shining Path. Taylor seamlessly integrates his insights about the characteristics of the Shining Path's trajectory that are specific to the northern highlands with the nature of the movement as a whole. Based on both decades of research in the northern highlands and a thoughtful review of many studies of the insurgency, this jargon-free, lucid and compelling work provides both an excellent introduction to the Shining Path for students and the general public, and important new insights for specialists.
I found Shining Path excellent, I love the historical sweep of things….By giving us the story of northern Peru, Taylor has added a whole other dimension and level of understanding to what we know about the violence….Beautifully written, authoritative, and persuasive all along the way.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Copyright: © 2006
Publication: June 1, 2006
Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies 6