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

ISBN-10: 0521019648

ISBN-13: 9780521019644

Edition: 2005

Authors: Margarita Zamora, P. E. Russell, E. Pupo-Walker, A. R. D. Pagden, Herbert S. Klein

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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.
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

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