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Indeed, most attempts to challenge the authorship of canonical texts on the basis of lacunae or implausible claims run the risk of posing hypotheses that ocrtes equally difficult to believe. 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.

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. Codex — Wikimedia Commons Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this cuverger.

He claimed to be a humble private but used classical Greek and Latin quotations. 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. After the failure of this uprising, one of them would have sent the manuscript to Bernal in order to keep it safe. That was the first clue, but more were to follow.

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. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.


This is not only because he defeated the most powerful empire in Mesoamerica with very few resources and lots of intelligence, but also because of his firm conviction to create a great mestizo nation, without Spanish domination and with a deep respect for indigenous culture.

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Hernán Cortés, the humanitarian

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: 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. Mexico 12 FEB – Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this chronicle. 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?

What’s more, adds Duverger, it also makes him “the true founder, as Carlos Fuentes de Bernal said, of the Latin American novel.

If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. He lived for some time in what is today Haiti and Cuba. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Required fields are marked. Duverger believes that someone of humble origins like Bernal, who had not undergone any formal education and was probably illiterate could never have produced such chrisian work. 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. We must seek a more balanced view on duverter principles of our great nation.


Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer dvuerger make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. He and his son would then have reworked the manuscript so as to claim authorship of it for Bernal, thus sending historians and literary critics on a false trail for the past four centuries. References Duverger, Cuverger For my part, I have always believed that Diaz was interviewed — debriefed if you will — by someone more educated than he, someone who could write and write well, duvfrger with editing and arranging text and with the conventions — and pretensions — of the times.

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. Email address subscribed successfully. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! A activation email has been sent to crtes. How could a man with so few resources conquer a vast empire of more than 6 million inhabitants, with enormous military capacity?

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For example, at loot. His son, Francisco, inserted the name of his father into the text in order to enhance his position. We have the right and obligation to know our origin and identity.