Épica y descubrimiento en La Conquista del Perú (1538)

Translated title of the contribution: Epic and discovery in La Conquista de Perú (1538)

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La conquista del Peru is the oldest poem about Francisco Pizarro's voyages to Peru. In the text are two different voyages: the factual travel of Francisco Pizarro and the imaginative travel of the anonymous poet. Both journeys represent two different epistemological problems: the discovery of the territory and the poetic representation.

Translated title of the contributionEpic and discovery in La Conquista de Perú (1538)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)109-124
Number of pages16
JournalAnales de Literatura Hispanoamericana
StatePublished - 2005


  • Epic poetry
  • Journey
  • Peru
  • Pizarro
  • Spectral
  • Territory


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