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Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. On the other hand, it may very well be true that Diaz was comparatively poorly educated.

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.

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. For example, at loot. Required fields are marked. If the Crown wants to kill off his memory, he knows that posterity is his ally,” Duverger writes.

He claimed to be a humble private chrsitian used classical Greek and Latin quotations.

Cortés: Latin America’s first novelist?

When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Then there is this: What’s more, adds Duverger, it also makes him “the true founder, as Carlos Fuentes de Bernal said, of the Latin American novel. 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.

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. 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 a work.


Many assumed high positions and gained great wealth.

This will offer an objective look at this key figure, a story of love, war, and mestizaje. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. The historical narrative without nuances and based on absolute truths has only resulted in Mexicans entering into conflict with their own origins.

To this end he would have projected a double memoir: The reasons go on piling up. His son, Francisco, inserted the name of his father into the text in order to enhance his position.

Leave a reply Your email is never shared. 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? Neither should we forget that a number of conquistadors remained in New Spain after the conquest.

Books by Christian Duverger (Author of Cortes)

First, though, how is it that nobody was able to identify them before in all these years? 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 chritsian choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself. If so, it is not impossible to believe that this individual might have have ascribed authorship of the book to the man he interviewed or heard tell it. Ampliar foto Engravings depicting the conquest of America.

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Codex — Wikimedia Commons Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this chronicle. Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this chronicle. After the failure of this uprising, one of them would have sent the manuscript to Bernal in order to keep it safe.


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 are equally difficult to believe. 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.

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. 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 official story, which simplifies, polarizes, and even chrisitan the origin of our nation, dividing us between “conquerors” and “conquered,” victims and victimizers, not only slights the achievements of our ancestors but also engenders a vision that divides and degrades us. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.

Books by Christian Duverger

Mexico can overcome the “trauma of the Conquest,” but to do so it must know its history. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. This is not only because he defeated the most powerful empire cotes 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.