The Jesuit José de Acosta, in his Historia natural y moral de las Indias, analyzes the question of the verisimilitude of indigenous history. If on the one hand Acosta uses the news collected by other chroniclers, on the other hand he considers the indigenous oral tradition. Writing, a sign of civilization, is only one of the methods for transmitting history. The other is oral tradition, that although in a limited way, acquires dignity as historic source, since it contributes to confirm past events and interpretive hypotheses of the main events of a people, until becoming a point of reference for the last part of the work of the Jesuit.

GUARNIERI CALO' CARDUCCI, L. (2021). La consideración de las fuentes indígenas en la Historia natural y moral de las Indias de José de Acosta. CONFLUENZE, 12(2), 260-277 [10.6092/issn.2036-0967/12179].

La consideración de las fuentes indígenas en la Historia natural y moral de las Indias de José de Acosta

Luigi Guarnieri Caló Carducci
2021-01-01

Abstract

The Jesuit José de Acosta, in his Historia natural y moral de las Indias, analyzes the question of the verisimilitude of indigenous history. If on the one hand Acosta uses the news collected by other chroniclers, on the other hand he considers the indigenous oral tradition. Writing, a sign of civilization, is only one of the methods for transmitting history. The other is oral tradition, that although in a limited way, acquires dignity as historic source, since it contributes to confirm past events and interpretive hypotheses of the main events of a people, until becoming a point of reference for the last part of the work of the Jesuit.
El jesuita José de Acosta, en su Historia natural y moral de las Indias, analiza la cuestión de la verosimilitud de la historia indígena. Si por un lado Acosta se sirve de las noticias recogidas por otros cronistas, por el otro lado considera la tradición oral indígena. La escritura, signo de civilización, es sólo uno de los métodos para trasmitir la historia. El otro es la tradición oral. Esta, si bien de manera limitada, adquiere dignidad de fuente histórica, ya que contribuye a confirmar hechos pasados e hypótesis interpretativas de los principales acontecimientos de un pueblo, hasta volverse punto de referencia para la última parte de la obra del jesuita.
GUARNIERI CALO' CARDUCCI, L. (2021). La consideración de las fuentes indígenas en la Historia natural y moral de las Indias de José de Acosta. CONFLUENZE, 12(2), 260-277 [10.6092/issn.2036-0967/12179].
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