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Duverger believes that someone of humble origins like Bernal, who had not undergone chridtian formal education and was probably illiterate could never have produced such a work. Required fields are marked. Ampliar foto Engravings depicting the conquest of America.

The French historian and anthropologist Christian Duverger, a professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris, has just dropped a bomb in the calm waters of Spanish literary history and of Spaniards’ and Mexicans’ understanding of their past.

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After the failure of this uprising, one of them would have chrstian the manuscript to Bernal in order to keep it safe. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on!

He sought to make Nahuatl the official language and for Catholicism to be gradually assimilated, respecting the core beliefs of the inhabitants of Mesoamerica. Five hundred years are enough to look back and consider who we are.

Leave a reply Your email is never shared. Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this chronicle. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. How could a man with so few resources conquer a vast empire of more than 6 million inhabitants, with enormous military capacity?

And even then, when executing the attack, he left the northern road open so his opponents could flee, an option that was strongly rejected by the Mexicas. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Given the deep implications of this theory for the history of the period, can you tell me if there has been any published response from serious professional historians of the period?


It would be only natural to assume they would have met with one another and relived those great events at every opportunity, so impossible was it even for them to believe they had subjugated nearly a quarter of a continent.

Repro The French historian and anthropologist Christian Duverger, a professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris, has chirstian dropped a bomb in the calm waters of Spanish literary history and of Spaniards’ and Mexicans’ understanding of their past.

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Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. The Historia verdadera contains references to Homer, Cicero and other Latin classics, as well as great richness of vocabulary and a clear influence of both Latin constructions and those of the native languages of Mesoamerica. The reasons go on piling up.

And the first thing that surprised me was that Bernal opens his account saying, ‘I finished writing it on February 26,in Santiago de Guatemala, the seat of the Audiencia [de los Confines] After all, the story needed no padding to rank as one of the great adventures of all time, regardless of the teller — bloody as it was, and as calamitous as it was for the Indian civilization then extant.

Remember, however, we do have evidence that he could write, for his signature appears upon a nearly year-old Guatemalan government document as a member of a important group of Spanish Guatemalan officials.

He lived for some time in what is today Haiti and Cuba. What’s more, adds Duverger, it also makes him “the true founder, as Carlos Fuentes de Bernal said, of the Latin American novel. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

It was in those years that, having seen that all his letters to Charles V had not only been banned but publicly burnt inthat he came up with his plan. In this way Duverger continues with an academic career that has been characterized by attempts to alter some of the most established paradigms of Mesoamerican history.

That was the first clue, but more were to follow. Then there is this: He claimed duvergdr be a humble private but used classical Greek and Latin quotations. To portray Bernal Diaz as udverger straw man for Cortes demands a fabulous sequence of coincidences. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself.


This would have been the manuscript of the Historia verdadera. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session.

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When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Why didn’t my colleagues discover it? Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Mexico 12 FEB – For example, at loot. Homer and Diaz, each waxing long and eloquent, fired despite old age by the reliving of their tale, practiced in its telling again and again, and always before a hushed crowd of awed and astounded men, women, and children who would tell it in their turn.

If the Crown wants to kill off his memory, he knows that posterity is his ally,” Duverger writes. Codex — Wikimedia Commons Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this chronicle.

Making a television series about this historical figure is to establish a legacy in relation to our identity that invites us to think about and value our cultural heritage. On the other hand, it may very well be true that Diaz was comparatively poorly educated.

Hernán Cortés, the humanitarian

Email address subscribed successfully. The conquistador is shown as someone who sought to christin the acts of genocide practiced in the Caribbean. He was a lover of the Nahua culture and waged war against the Aztecs as a last resort after exhausting the possibility of negotiations.