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Read online A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies Bartolom de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus s voyages Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter torture and slavery which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish Black Legend that would last for centuries by Bartolomé de las Casas, Nigel Griffin, Anthony Pagden

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Title:A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
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No description available, Este es un fragmento de un libro extraordinario que estudia y describe las costumbres y cultura de los indios mexicanos en aspectos como Las ciudades la artesan a la milicia el comercio la religi n y las instituciones br Aqu se encuentran reunidas y sistematizadas Las investigaciones que realiz Fray Bartolom acerca de las sociedades ind genas oriundas del territorio que actualmente ocupa la Rep blica Mexicana br Aparte del valor intr nseco que por si sola tiene esta antolog a mexicana tambi n es valiosa para despertar en el lector el inter s por conocer la obra completa de un humanista que combati la injusticia la crueldad y la ignorancia tan a lo vivo encarnadas en Las torvas figuras del encomendero y del conquistador, Bartolom de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus s voyages Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter torture and slavery which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish Black Legend that would last for centuries, Bartolom de Las Casas championed the rights of the Indians of Mexico and Central America disputing a widely held belief that they were beasts to be enslaved In a dramatic debate in with Juan Gin s de Sep lveda Las Casas argued vehemently before a royal commission in Valladolid that the native inhabitants should be viewed as fellow human beings artistically and mechanically adroit and capable of learning when properly taught br br i In Defense of the Indians i Las Casas s classic treatise on the humanity of native peoples had far reaching implications for the policies adopted by both the Spanish Crown and the Church toward slavery in the New World This carefully reasoned but emotionally charged defense addresses issues such as the concept of a just war the relationships between differing races and cultures the concept of colonialism and the problem of racism Written toward the end of an active career as Protector of the Indians the work stands as a summary of the teaching of Las Casas s life br br Available in its entirety for the first time in paperback with a new foreword by Martin E Marty i In Defense of the Indians i has proved to be an enduring work that speaks with relevance in the twentieth first century Skillfully translated from Latin by the Reverend Stafford Poole it is an eloquent plea for human freedom that will appeal to scholars interested in the founding of the Americas and the development of the New World