Category : History
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781504078580
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Language : en
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A Spanish friar documents the brutal treatment of Caribbean natives at the hands of colonial authorities in the sixteenth century. After traveling to the New World, Dominican friar Bartolomé de Las Casas witnessed conquistadors wreak unimaginable horrors upon the Indigenous people of the Caribbean. He later dedicated his life to fighting for their protection. Following numerous failed attempts to reason with authorities in Spain, he chose to document everything he had seen over a span of fifty years and to give it to Spain’s Prince Philip II. In A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, Las Casas catalogues the atrocities he observed the Spanish colonial authorities inflict upon the native people. He discusses the brutal torture, mass genocide, and enslavement. He passionately pleas for an end to this treatment and for the native peoples to be given basic human rights.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Good Press
ISBN : EAN:4064066106652
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Language : en
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"A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies" by Bartolomé de las Casas. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Category : History
Editor : National Geographic Books
ISBN : 9780140445626
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Language : en
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Bartolomé 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 1542, 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Category : History
Editor : Hackett Publishing
ISBN : 9781603844949
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Language : en
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Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific detail atrocities it attributes to the king’s colonists in the New World. The result is a withering indictment of the conquerors that has cast a 500-year shadow over the subsequent history of that world and the European colonization of it.

Category : History
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 0300076606
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Language : en
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From the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, Spain was regarded as a unique social and political community--the most exalted, the most feared, the most despised, and the most discussed since the Roman Empire. In this important book, Anthony Pagden offers an incisive analysis of the lasting influence of the Spanish Empire in the history of early modern Europe and of its place in the European and SpanishAmerican political imagination.

Category : America
Editor : HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173004878270
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Language : en
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ISBN : 9798670640992
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Language : en
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"God is the one who always remembers those whom history has forgotten." A Short Account of the Destruction of the West Indies is an account written by about the mistreatment of and atrocities committed against the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Bartolomé de las Casas (1544-1550) was a 16th-century Spanish friar, priest, landowner and bishop who is famed as an historian and social reformer.

Category : History
Editor : JHU Press
ISBN : 0801844304
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Language : en
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Presents Bartolomé de Las Casas's 1552 account of the brutalities he witnessed, committed in the name of Christianity, on voyages to the Spanish colonies of the New World.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Duke University Press
ISBN : 0822339390
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Language : en
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Separating historical reality from myth, this book provides a nuanced, revisionist assessment of the friar's career, writings, and political activities.

Category : Religion
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 1556127170
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Language : en
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"Intended for classroom use, work contains 47 pages from Las Casas' life of Columbus plus 24 other selections"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.