Memoria y Sociedad
versão impressa ISSN 0122-5197
PAREJA ORTIZ, Manuel. The anonymous witnesses of the events of July 20, 1810. Mem. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.30, pp. 39-51. ISSN 0122-5197.
Through the written narrations provided by eyewitnesses of the events, which took place in Santafé de Bogota in July of 1810, we can discern many particulars of this important stage of the process of independence in Colombia. Of those witnesses, two hundred years ago, there are at least four, which remained anonymous and are known as the Anonymous Creole, the Anonymous from Santafé, the Anonymous Witness and the Eyewitness. But, who were these anonymous witnesses, who discovered their narrations, where are the original writings, who has published them? These are the questions I will try to answer through a bibliographic, hemerographic and archival review.
Palavras-chave : July 20 1810; Santafé of Bogotá; Colombian Independence; New Kingdom of Granada; the Supreme Board of Santafé; anonymous witnesses; people; José Gregorio Gutiérrez Moreno; Colombia; sovereignty; historical research; historical sociology; historiography; history of archives; discourse analysis.