The fables of Garcilaso: Allegory, history or fiction in the Royal Commentaries?

Carmela Zanelli

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This article explores the inclusion of small tales-as examples, parables and fables-within the textual fabric of the historical text of the Royal Commentaries by the mestizo writer Garcilaso de la Vega. It proposes the idea of classical fable in the sense developed by Neoplatonism during the Renaissance. According to these perspective Classical mythology was understood as embedded with hidden senses of different caliber-literal, moral and theological ones. In the same way, I study Inca myths and other tales as classical fables embedded with different meanings, suggested by Garcilaso Inca to his readers from all times.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)421-433
Número de páginas13
PublicaciónLexis (Peru)
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2016

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