Ercilla, la guerra justa y el duelofuentes y razones

  1. Gómez Canseco, Luis 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


Arte Nuevo: Revista de Estudios Áureos

ISSN: 2297-2692

Year of publication: 2021

Issue Title: Monográfico "Poesía, Arte y Cultura a principios del siglo XVII: homenaje a Baltasar de Medinilla"

Issue: 8

Pages: 47-83

Type: Article

DOI: 10.14603/8C2021 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The canto XXXVII of the third part of La Araucana begins with an excursus on Just War and duel that Ercilla used as a preface to commment on the annexation of Portugal by Philip II. The passage has been studied from different points of view, but without ever considering that his direct source is the Tratado de la guerra y el duelo by the poet’s father Fortún García de Ercilla (1528). Besides being a late homage to the paternal memory, this fact conditions the political reading of the text.