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BALLON AGUIRRE, Enrique. The Narrative Algorithm of History. Tóp. Sem [online]. 2017, n.37, pp.73-101. ISSN 2594-0619.

On two occasions Professor A. J. Greimas reflected on the narrative structures of the discourse of history. This article exhibits both his observations on the semantic nature of the particular kind of discourse developed therein, as well as his approaches to initiate the semiolinguistic exploration of the vast historical continent. What follows, is two samples that try unsuccessfully to apply the Greimasian paradigm to describe historical texts. In the end, the concrete material hermeneutic study of a brief passage reveals the interpretative scope of the contemporary semiotics of cultures to analyze —denounce— the ideology that coerces historical discourse.

Keywords : narrativity; history; semiotics.

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