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Language, Authority, and Indigenous History in the Comentarios reales de los Incas : Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies - Margarita Zamora

Language, Authority, and Indigenous History in the Comentarios reales de los Incas

Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies

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The Comentarios reales de los incas, a classic of Spanish Renaissance prose narrative, was written by Garcilaso Inca de la Vega, the son of an Inca princess and a Spanish conquistador. It is full of ideological tensions and apparent contradictions as Garcilaso attempts to reconcile a pagan new-world culture with the fervent Christian evangelism of the period of the discovery and conquest of Amcrica. This study of the Comentarlos is original both in adopting the perspective of discourse analysis and in its interdisciplinary approach. Margarita Zamora examines the rhetorical complexities of the Comentarlos, and shows how, in order to present Inca civilization to Europeans, Garcilaso turned to disciplines other than traditional historiography, and in particular to the linguistic strategies of humanist philology and hermeneutics. Professor Zamora reveals how Garcilaso's views of the Incas were shaped by the dual nature of his background, by his commitment to humanism and Christianity, by the expectations he had of his readers, and by the discursive practices of his time.

Preface
Introduction
Language and history: Renaissance humanism and the philologic tradition
Language and history in the Comentarios reales
Philology, translation, and hermeneutics in the Comentarios reales
Contexts and intertexts: the discourse on the nature of the American Indian and the Comentarios reales
'Nowhere' is somewhere: the Comentarios reales and the Utopian model
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521350877
ISBN-10: 0521350875
Series: Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 2nd May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49