Rhetorical Conquests: Cortés, Gómara, and Renaissance Imperialism (Paperback [35])

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Rhetorical Conquests
Paperback
35
Purdue University Press
04/30/2006
248pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557534039
9781557534033
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Book Description

This study examines Hernán Cortés, first as the author of Cartas de relación (1519-1526), and then as the protagonist of Francisco López de Gómara's Historia de la conquista de México (1552). It analyzes how these accounts represent his speech acts, including some of his key speeches; how they allow him to define the conquest in different ways to different audiences; and how they represent him as controlling the speech acts of others, most notably those of Moctezuma.

About the Author(s):

Glen Carman teaches language and literature at DePaul University. His current research focuses on Bartolomé de las Casas, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, and the sixteenth-century debates over Spain's wars of conquest.