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61 In my understanding of economics as well, it is the appearance ofthe human element that makes distinctive and worthwhile the study of economic phenomena. This is why I have used in this book theidea of social economy, and of mining asa social system. The social is not isolated from the economic aspectsof human life. T h e historian, in the end, is just a good listener. One who reads the documents, gathers oral and cultural traditions, sees the natural T H E B E W I T C H M E N T O F SILVER and social landscapes of today, and listens to the many voices of the past.
The two curves diverge again, during andafter the War of the Pacific (1879-1884,indicating that the other mining centers again contributed significantly to the national output. ’’ The second cycle, between 1821 and about 1860,had its apex in 1842, when Cerro de Pasco silver production reached its highest point for the whole century: 387,919 marcs of pure silver were extracted from its mines. The third cycle took place between 1860 and 1882,that is, in the twenty or so years leading up to the War of the Pacific.
During colonial times, as we can see in fig. 1, the national output was almost double that of Cerro de Pasco. 1; Riven,y Ust&riz,Cobcci6n dc mnnorim, 1:225-26; Fisher,M i n a y m i m s , 243-44;and Hunt, Priu and Quantum Estimtcs, 57-59, table 21. See also Deustua, Minerfa fimcana- 24-61; Contreras, M i m s y camfiesinos, 50-54; and Deustua, “Mines, monnaie,” chap. I. 26 M I N I N G PRODUCTION I N NINETEENTH-CENTURY PERU Lima sierras (Casapalca, Morococha), was as important as that of Cerro dePasco.