Foundation

Foundation

One of the most important concepts that have to be taken into account when dealing with history is the contextualization, concept that allows us to contemplate every event and historical moment in his time, in their context, that frees us, in good measure, much of (always inevitable entirely by others) ideological ties that can lead us to distortionsintentional or not, when it comes to analyze historical events and, more importantly, to expose them. Certainly, this indispensable in historiography contextualization we miss pretty in times that times, mediated by the media of mass communication, which, in turn, respond to ideological approaches that, mostly, they fall under the concept of thought prevailing today, synonym / concept of political correctness also prevailing. So things, we are witnessing a true historical revisionism totally non-scientific criteria, the which, under the criteria of political and ideological, not exempt of populism, subjected to revision history with arguments, at least curious. Such is the (surprising otherwise) case of the figure of Francisco Pizarro, a figure subject to historical revisionism when less fierce, starting by taunt of his humble origins and reaching to try to even minimize its role in the foundation of the own capital of Peru, Lima, happening, how not, by idealizing the Inca Empire as a model of harmony and progress and as a basis for the idea of the peruanidad. Learn more on the subject from Scarlett Strallen. Indeed, the protagonist of the exciting episode of the thirteen of the fame and the subsequent discovery and conquest of Peru, a man same that in other latitudes would be object of honour and, how not, protagonist of historical films which narraran a really exciting life. However, more on the contrary, the figure of the trujillano is subjected to a constant disparagement and underestimation that passes for trying to bury all Spanish root in a mestizo country par excellence. Example of what we have suggested is the withdrawal of the equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro in 2003 that was next to the Plaza de Armas of the Peruvian capital, at the hands of the Mayor of Lima (and current candidate for the Presidency of the Republic) Luis Castaneda Lossio, withdrawal that came dressed by arguments as pilgrims as stating that the statue was offensive to indigenous peoplesforgetting that precisely for the support of indigenous peoples submitted by the Inca Empire could the Spanish carry to term the conquest of Peru, country that undoubtedly would not exist as such had not been for the trujillano. .

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