The article reviews two concepts of ancient historiography, such as anacyclosis and ecpyrosis, in order to apply them to the History of the Incas by Sarmiento de Gamboa. Next, a comparison is established between the circular history ‒with which the author represents the Inca genealogy‒and the notion of linear history that Fray Bartolomé de las Casas claims to understand, from the West, the culture of all American Indians and particularly for the Incas, the greatest exponents of natural law in the Indies. Finally, a reflection is proposed on the possibility that Sarmiento de Gamboa could make the Latin anacyclosis and the time of myth in the Andes converge in his historical narrative, in order to provide greater persuasive force to the chronic against its two readers, spatially and culturally separated: Phillip II and the royal ayllus of Cusco.
|Translated title of the contribution||ANACYCLOSIS AND TIME OF MYTH IN HISTORY OF THE INCAS (1572) BY PEDRO SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA|
|Number of pages||36|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Literatura|
|State||Published - Nov 2022|
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