Narration and argumentation in the Historia indica (1572) by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

Soledad González Díaz; Joaquín Zuleta Carrandi

Keywords: peru, incas, pedro sarmiento de gamboa, Tiranía, Tyranny, Historia índica, Francisco de Toledo


This article analyzes how Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa wrote the text of the Historia indica, which aimed to set the basis of the political program of Viceroy Francisco de Toledo in the Andes. Sarmiento's argumentation uphold an historic interpretation that seeks to get rid of any doubt about the legitimacy of the Spanish conquest, under the assumption that the Incas had been tyrannical rulers of Peru. This proposal is centered in four principal ideas: personal benefit of its rulers, natural law transgression, illegitimate succession and prescription's impossibility of its dominance. Starting from the text and manuscript analysis, we give an account of the phases involved in its composition process and we contribute with new points of view about the polemic certification of the chronicle in front of royal Inca ayllus.

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Título según WOS: Narration and argumentation in the Historia indica (1572) by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
Título según SCIELO: Narración y argumentación en la Historia índica (1572) de Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
Título de la Revista: Estudios atacameños - Arqueología y antropología surandinas
Número: 61
Editorial: Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo R. P. Gustavo Le Paige, Universidad Católica del Norte
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Página de inicio: 27
Página final: 47
Idioma: Spanish