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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Las Casas entered the Dominican Order and became a friar, leaving public life for a decade. In his early writings, he advocated the use of African slaves instead of Natives in the West-Indian colonies. In he rented a cell at the College of San Gregoriowhere indjas lived with his assistant and friend Fray Rodrigo de Ladrada.

A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies.

Here, Las Casas argued, Indians could be better governed, better taught and indoctrinated in the Christian faith, and would be easier to protect from abuse than if they were in scattered settlements. Paolo Carozza traces the roots of that discourse to a distinctive application, and extension, of Thomistic moral philosophy to the injustices of Spanish conquests in the Dr World.

The Emperor sent Pedro de la Gascaa friend of Las Casas, to reinstate the rule of law, and he in turn defeated Pizarro. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Sauvage spoke highly of Las Casas to the King, who appointed Las Casas and Sauvage to write a new plan for reforming the governmental system of the Indies. He also argues that Las Casas failed to realize that by seeking to replace indigenous spirituality with Christianity, he was undertaking a religious colonialism that was more intrusive than the physical one.

In the end a much destrucciom number of peasant families were sent than originally planned, and they were supplied with insufficient provisions and bartolomme support secured for their arrival.


He is a central character baftolome the H. An interpretation of his life and writings.

Wars in which you have destroyed such an infinite number of them by homicides and slaughters never heard of before. File change date and time The history is apologetic because it is written as a defense of the cultural level of the Indians, arguing throughout that indigenous peoples of the Americas were just as civilized as the RomanGreek and Egyptian civilizations—and more civilized than some European civilizations.

Opposition to Las Casas reached its climax in historography with Spanish right-wing, nationalist historians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries constructing a pro-Spanish White Legendarguing that the Spanish Empire was benevolent and just and denying any adverse consequences of Spanish colonialism. Las Casas himself was granted the official title of Protector of the Indiansand given a yearly salary of one hundred pesos. De thesauris in Peru. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

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One persistent point of criticism has been Las Casas’s repeated suggestions of replacing Indian with African slave labor. Las Casas worked hard to convince the king that it would be a bad economic decision, that it would return the viceroyalty to the brink of open rebellion, and could result in the crown losing the colony entirely. Las Casas’s supporters were Diego Columbus and the new chancellor Gattinara.

Early deatruccion Las Casas left the settlement to complain to the authorities. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


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In Friede, Juan; Keen, Benjamin. Also inbefore venturing into Tuzulutlan, Las Casas went to OaxacaMexico bartoloem, to participate in a series of discussions and debates among the bishops of the Dominican and Franciscan orders. One detractor, the abolitionist David Walkercalled Las Casas a “wretch The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodore de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain. De Las Casas supported the overall Spanish colonial experiment in the Americas, while condemning the abuse of the indigenous people.

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect. Biography portal Catholicism portal Spain portal Mexico portal. Retrieved from ” https: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Xe Casas became a hacendado and slave owner, receiving a piece of land in the province of Cibao.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The small town of Lascassas, Tennesseein the United States has also been named after him. In this new office Las Casas was expected to serve as an advisor to the new governors with regard to Indian issues, to speak the case of the Indians in court and send reports back to Spain.