Raúl Porras Barrenechea

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Raúl Porras Barrenechea, Peruvian historian, politician and diplomat.

Raúl Porras Barrenechea was a Peruvian historian. He was born in Pisco, Peru on March 23, 1897 and died in Lima, Peru on September 27, 1960. He was a teacher at the Anglo-Peruvian School. As a student during the 1950s Mario Vargas Llosa worked with Porras for four and one-half years and learned a great deal from him.[1] Porras ran unsuccessfully for the rectorate of San Marcos University losing to Aurelio Miro Quesada.[2] Later he was elected senator representing Lima, and was selected first vice president of the Senate.[3] After that, during his second presidency of Peru, Manuel Prado Ugarteche appointed Porras foreign minister.[4] Luis Alberto Sanchez wrote the prologue to Porras's posthumous book on Pizarro which was assembled by a number of Porras's followers.[5] In 1991 when the nuevo sol [new sol] became the official currency of Peru. He appeared on the 20 S/. banknote

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  1. ^ Mario Vargas Llosa, A Fish in the Water: A Memoir, translated by Helen Lane (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 270.
  2. ^ Mario Vargas Llosa, A Fish in the Water: A Memoir, translated by Helen Lane (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 288-9.
  3. ^ Mario Vargas Llosa, A Fish in the Water: A Memoir, translated by Helen Lane (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 381.
  4. ^ Mario Vargas Llosa, A Fish in the Water: A Memoir, translated by Helen Lane (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 399-400.
  5. ^ Mario Vargas Llosa, A Fish in the Water: A Memoir, translated by Helen Lane (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 273.

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  • Historia de los Límites del Perú: Texto dictado a los alumnos del Colegio Anglo-Peruano de Lima, conforme al programa oficial. (Lima: F. y E. Rosay. 1930)
  • Las relaciones primitivas de la conquista del Perú. (Paris: Impr. Les Presses modernes. 1937)
  • El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616) (Lima: Lumen. 1946)
  • Relación de la descendencia de Garci Pérez de Vargas (1596). Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Reproducción facsimilar del manuscrito original con un prólogo a cargo de Raúl Porras Barrenechea. (Lima: Instituto de Historia. 1951)
  • El Inca Garcilaso, en Montilla, 1561-1614" : nuevos documentos hallados y publicados. (Lima: Instituto de Historia-Editorial San Marcos 1955)
  • El Paisaje Peruano de Garcilaso a Riva Agüero. (Lima: Imprenta Santa María. 1955)
  • Cartas del Perú, 1524-1543. (Lima: Sociedad de Bibliófilos Peruanos. 1959)
  • Antología del Cusco. (Lima: Librería Internacional del Perú. 1961)
  • Fuentes Históricas Peruanas: Apuntes de un curso universitario. (Lima: Instituto Raúl Porras Barrenechea. 1963)
  • Los Cronistas del Perú. (Lima: Sanmartí Impresores. 1962)
  • Pizarro (Lima: Editorial Pizarro. 1978)

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Víctor Andrés Belaúnde
Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1958-1960
Succeeded by
Luis Alvarado Garrido