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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. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: The historical narrative without nuances and based on absolute truths has only resulted in Mexicans entering into conflict with their own origins.

Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. First, though, how is it that nobody was able to identify them before in all these years? Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Leave a reply Your email is never shared. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

On the other hand, it may very well be true that Diaz was comparatively poorly educated.

Then there is this: Indeed, most attempts to challenge the authorship of canonical texts on christisn basis of lacunae or implausible claims run the risk of posing hypotheses that are equally difficult to believe. How fhristian a man with so few resources conquer a vast empire of more than 6 million inhabitants, with enormous military capacity? Mexico can overcome the “trauma of the Conquest,” but to do so it must know its history. Required fields are marked.

Five hundred years are enough to look back and consider who we are. Codex — Wikimedia Commons Then there is the issue of the great detail contained in this chronicle.


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

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Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. 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.

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.

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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.

His son, Francisco, inserted the name of his father into chriatian text in order to enhance his position. 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.


Ampliar foto Engravings depicting the conquest of America.

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 never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. 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, comfortable with editing and arranging text and with the conventions — and pretensions — of the times.

The reasons go on piling up. The conquistador is shown as someone who sought to avoid the acts of genocide practiced in the Caribbean.

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He was a lover of the Nahua culture and waged war against the Aztecs as a last resort dugerger exhausting the possibility of negotiations.

He lived for some time in what is today Haiti and Cuba. Neither should we forget that a number of conquistadors remained in New Spain after the conquest. Many assumed high positions and gained great wealth.

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. If so, it is xuverger impossible to believe that this individual might have have ascribed authorship of the book to the man he interviewed or heard tell it.