Español: Portada del Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias. Publicado en Sevilla en por Bartolomé de las Casas. Date, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias by Bartolomé de las Casas; 42 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Casas, Bartolomé. by Bartolomé de las Casas A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies ( Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an.

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Here, Las Casas argued, Indians could be destrhccion governed, better taught and indoctrinated in the Christian faith, and would be easier to protect from abuse than if they were in scattered settlements.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Toward a Spirituality of Solidarity”. In order to restabilize the political situation the encomenderos started pushing not only for the repeal of the New Laws, but for turning the encomiendas into perpetual patrimony of the encomenderos — the worst possible outcome from Las Casas’s point of view.

There’s a problem bartllome this menu right now. In his early writings, he advocated the use of African slaves instead of Natives in the West-Indian colonies. They surpassed also the English and the French jndias some of the people of our own Spain; and they were incomparably superior to countless others, in having good customs and lacking many evil ones. Historia de Las Indias vol.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In he wrote a letter to Garcia DestruvcionCount of Osornoprotesting again the mistreatment of the Indians and advocating a return to his original reform plan of De Las Casas has been accused by many scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims in terms of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people.

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Motolinia would later be a fierce critic of Las Casas, accusing him of being all talk and no action when it came to converting the Indians. It has also destrucion noted that exaggeration of numbers was the norm in writing in 16th-century accounts, and both contemporary detractors and supporters of Las Casas were guilty of similar exaggerations. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.


However, the reforms were so unpopular back in the New World that riots broke out and threats were made against Las Casas’s life. Indigenous and minority rights. Set up a giveaway.

Another Face of Empire. See and discover other items: Las Casas and the commissioners traveled to Santo Domingo on separate ships, and Las Casas arrived two weeks later than the Hieronimytes.

Las Casas was resolved to see Prince Charles who resided in Flandersbut on his way there he passed Madrid and delivered to the regents a written account of the situation in the Indies and his proposed remedies. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: After several months of negotiations Las Casas set sail alone; the peasants he had brought had deserted, and he arrived in his colony already ravaged by Spaniards. Las Casas defended himself by writing two treatises on the “Just Title” — arguing that the only legality with which the Spaniards could claim titles over realms in the New World was through peaceful proselytizing.

He put his faith in his coming audience with the King, but it never came, for King Ferdinand died on January 25, Las Casas had a considerable part in selecting them and writing the instructions under which their new government would be instated, largely based on Las Casas’s memorial. Today, it is known that Old World diseases and the lack of immunity caused a large number of indigenous deaths.

It was written for Charles I of Spain. Unlike other priests who sought to destroy the indigenous peoples’ native books and writings, he strictly opposed this action.

Get to Know Us. The reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caszs by old world diseases is not a political one.

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I came to realize that black slavery was as unjust as Indian slavery Archived from the original on It was republished several times by groups that were critical of the Spanish realm for political or religious reasons.


Later in life, he retracted this position, as he regarded all forms of slavery as equally wrong. Historia y obra desconocidas. It was in essence a comparative ethnography comparing practices and customs of European and American cultures and evaluating them according to whether they were good or bad, seen from a Christian viewpoint.

In the 20th century, he has been criticized for being among the founders of the transatlantic slave trade. Peoples of the Caribbean: The rumours even included him among the dead.

Hays historical novel The Takers of the Citypublished in Christianity and Missions, — It has also been suggested that the atrocities that Las Casas described were exaggerated or even invented, but that is not generally considered likely as Las Casas was far from the only person to be deeply worried about abuse and mistreatment of the Indians. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect.

Customers who bought this item also bought. A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies. They also carried out an inquiry into the Indian question at which all the encomenderos asserted that the Indians were quite incapable of living freely without their supervision. Lingering for festruccion while in the Dominican convent of Granadahe got into conflict with Rodrigo de ContrerasGovernor of Nicaragua, when Las Casas vehemently opposed slaving expeditions by the Governor.

He served in the Spanish court for the remainder of his life; there he held great influence over Indies-related issues. Destrufcion Emperor sent Pedro de la Gascaa friend of Las Casas, to reinstate the rule of law, and he in turn defeated Pizarro.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. One detractor, the abolitionist David Walkercalled Las Casas a “wretch