“La matanza de Caonao en La Carta de relación de Diego Velázquez: una retórica de exculpación."

Translated title of the contribution: The Caonao massacre in Diego Velázquez’s relation letter: a rhetoric of exoneration

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Abstract

This paper studies the rhetorical strategies of Diego Velázquez’s relation letter of the conquest of Cuba and compares it with texts by Bartolomé de Las Casas that reveal the responsibility of the Spanish soldiers for the Caonao massacre.
Translated title of the contributionThe Caonao massacre in Diego Velázquez’s relation letter: a rhetoric of exoneration
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)113-130
JournalTelar. Revista del Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios Latinoamericanos
Volume27
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Bartolomé de Las Casas, Caonao, Cuba, rhetoric, law, conquest, massacre.

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