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PINEDA RODRIGUEZ, Sonia Milena. Ways to understand and narrate the human body in Bartolomé de Las Casas. Hist. graf [online]. 2011, n.36, pp.115-143. ISSN 1405-0927.

The following article aims to analyze different ways of understanding and narrating human body in two books written by Bartolomé de las Casas a 16th century Indies chronicler. For that some contexts are identified: one related to friar's intellectual education, a second one marked by the wars where the enemy 's body is destroyed and the last would be christian/religious. At the same time, the identification of diverse meaning of the human body in friar's work allows suggesting the use of some narrative mechanisms to defend the indian's body: an argumentative narration and demonstrative, the second accuser, and the third one comparative. That kind of analysis pretends to amplify the research perspectives about the body's history in the conquest of the New World and attempts to go deeper in the analysis of Indies chroniclers from less researched subjects until now.

Palavras-chave : Human Body History; Indian Chronicles; Bartolomé de las Casas; Narrative Analysis.

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