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Rhetorical conquests : Cortés, Gómara, and Renaissance imperialism

Author: Glen Carman
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2006.
Series: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 35.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines Hernan Cortes, first as the author of Cartas de relacion (1519-1526), and then as the protagonist of Francisco Lopez de Gomara's Historia de la conquista de Mexico (1552).

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carman, Glen, 1963-
Rhetorical conquests.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005032897
(OCoLC)62290581
Named Person: Hernán Cortés; Francisco López de Gómara; Hernán Cortés; Hernán Cortés
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Carman
ISBN: 9781429498036 142949803X 9781612490861 1612490867
OCLC Number: 172976224
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 249 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A brief account of events --
Accounting for the account --
Rhetoric and Renaissance historiography --
Cortés and Machiavelli --
Cortés's written authority : fabricating truth --
Conquering and convincing --
Competing accounts (1521-1552) --
History as biography : theory and practice in Gómara --
Gómara's protean hero --
Voice and irony --
Trusting the translator --
Gómara's Cortés defines himself --
Quelling a mutiny in Tlaxcala --
From idols to icons --
Renaissance ventriloquism --
Rendering Moctezuma harmless in Cortés's Segunda relación --
Gómara and the humanist revisions of surrender.
Series Title: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 35.
Responsibility: Glen Carman.
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