Medina, José Toribio

Medina, José Toribio hōsā´ tōrē´byō māᵺē´nä [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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