Medina, José Toribio

Medina, José Toribio hōsāˈ tōrēˈbyō māᵺēˈnä [key], 1852–1930, Chilean scholar. He traveled widely in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, collecting documents relevant to Latin American history. His numerous works include a history of colonial literature in Chile; Los aborígenes de Chile (1882); biographical works on Juan Díaz de Solis and others; several volumes on the Inquisition; numerous books on the history of printing in Spanish America; and the monumental Biblioteca hispano-americana (7 vol., 1898–1907).

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