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Peru (Viceroyalty)

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Geographic headingPeru (Viceroyalty)
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Geographic subdivision usagePeru (Viceroyalty)
Variant(s)Virreynato del Perú
Virreinato del Perú
Viceroyalty of Peru
New Castile (Viceroyalty)
Beginning date1542
Ending date1822
Special noteSUBJECT USAGE: This heading is used for works on the Viceroyalty of Peru (1542-1822), the Spanish colonial territory comprising at its greatest extent all of Spanish South America except the coast of Venezuela. Works limited to areas within present day countries during the colonial period are entered under the names of those countries with appropriate subdivisions.
Found inEncy. of Latin America, c1974: p. 470 (Peru (New Castile), Viceroyalty of. In colonial Spanish America, a political unit that included all present-day Spanish South America except the coast of Venezuela. The Viceroyalty of Peru was established in 1542. The territories of modern Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama were detached from its jurisdiction in 1739, as were the territories of modern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia in 1776; Peru remained the last bastion of loyalty to Spain in continental America)
Unanue, J.H. Guía política, eclesiástica y militar del Virreynato del Perú ... 1985.