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GUARIN MARTINEZ, Oscar. Chibcha civilization and the construction of New Granada nation. univ.humanist. [online]. 2010, n.70, pp. 205-222. ISSN 0120-4807.
The emergence of Chibcha civilization does not have any antecedent previous to the 1900's, when it emerged in the nineteenth-century historiography. This paper problematizes and analyzes how the idea of Chibcha civilization, preceding the formation of a nation, was an argument put forward by 19th century historiography to create the idea of historic continuity and political unity in the New Granada nation.
Keywords : Chibcha civilization; historiographic representation; historiographic images; historiography; nation construction; prehispanic past; indigenous communities.