Language, Authority, And Indigenous History In The Comentarios Reales De Los Incas: Language Authority & Indigenou by Margarita ZamoraLanguage, Authority, And Indigenous History In The Comentarios Reales De Los Incas: Language Authority & Indigenou by Margarita Zamora

Language, Authority, And Indigenous History In The Comentarios Reales De Los Incas: Language…

byMargarita ZamoraEditorP. E. Russell, E. Pupo-walker

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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 filled with 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 America. This study of the Commentarios, is original both in adopting the perspective of discourse analysis and in its interdisciplinary approach. Margarita Zamora examines the rhetorical complexities of the Comentarios, and shows how Garcilaso turned to the linguistic strategies of humanist philology and hermeneutics rather than traditional historiography in order to present Inca civilization to the Europeans. Zamora's book reveals how Garcilaso's views of the Incas were shaped by his dual background, his commitment to humanism and Christianity, by the expectations he had of his readers, and by the disruptive practices of his time.
Title:Language, Authority, And Indigenous History In The Comentarios Reales De Los Incas: Language…Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Language and history: Renaissance humanism and the philologic tradition; 3. Language and history in the Comentarios reales; 4. Philology, translation, and hermeneutics in the Comentarios reales; 5. Contexts and intertexts: the discourse on the nature of the American Indian and the Comentarios reales; 6. 'Nowhere' is somewhere: the Comentarios reales and the Utopian model; 7. Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.