Machu Pichu

Peru – Its Story, People and Religion

Today’s free book is Geraldine Guinness’ comprehensive study of Peru and the spiritual condition of its people. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Mary Geraldine Guinness [1865-1949], Peru. Its Story, People and Religion. London: Morgan & Scott, Ltd., 1909. Hbk pp.438. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]


  • Preface by Prof. Alex. Macalister, Professor of Anatomy, Cambridge University
  • Introduction
  1. A Land of Contrasts
  2. Peruvian Legends
  3. Children of the Sun
  4. At Inti’s Shrine
  5. The Conquest of Peru
  6. Westward Ho!
  7. Papist and Pagan
  8. Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!
  9. The Coast Valleys
  10. Lima, The Phoenix City
  11. Universoty Life
  12. A Desert and Its Oasis City
  13. LIfe ont he Roof of Peru
  14. The Cry of the Children
  15. “Cholitas” as Seen by a Lady Missionary
  16. The White Man’s Burden
  17. Paganised Christianity
  18. The Indian: His Character and Mental Possibilities
  19. The Indian Wrongs
  20. Beyond the Mists
  21. Black Gold
  22. How Rome Works
  23. The Too-Religious City
  24. Public and Private Worship
  25. Idolatry
  26. The Queen of Heaven
  27. The Keswick of Peru
  28. Corpus Christi
  29. The Land of the Christless Cross
  30. Our Lord of the Earthquakes
  31. The Peruvian Priesthood
  32. Links in the Chain of Papal Despotism
  33. Monastic Education
  34. “Los Propagandistas”
  35. Missionary Realities
  36. The Missionary Genius
  • Afterword
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Photo credit – Machu Pichu, Peru. Image by trevor_fenwick from Pixabay

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