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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Wars in which you have destroyed such an infinite number of them by homicides and slaughters never heard of before.

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Peoples of the Caribbean: Amazon ,as Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Some privileges were also granted to the initial 50 shareholders in Las Casas’s scheme. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Views View Edit History. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Hispanic American Historical Review. 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.

Las Casas en Mexico: In his old Franciscan adversary Toribio de Benavente Motolinia wrote a letter in which he described Las Casas as an ignorant, arrogant troublemaker. Biography portal Catholicism portal Spain portal Mexico portal.

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Las Casas worked to recruit a large number of peasants who would want to travel to the Islands, where they would be given lands to farm, cash advances, and the tools and resources they needed to establish themselves there. Three Hieronymite monks, Luis de FigueroaBernardino de Manzanedo and Alonso de Santo Domingo, were selected as commissioners to take over the authority of the Indies.

The colonist would only have rights to a certain portion of the total labor, so that a part of the Indians were always resting and taking care of the sick. In MayLas Casas was forced to travel back to Spain to denounce to the regent the failure of the Hieronymite reforms. Even though he repented that position later in his life and included an apology in his History of the Indies[99] some later criticism held him responsible for the institution of the Atlantic slave trade.


His party made it as far as Panamabut had to turn back to Nicaragua due to adverse weather. The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Lass to Know Us. He oversaw the construction of a monastery in Puerto Plata on the north coast of Hispaniola, subsequently serving as prior of the convent. Las Casas became a hacendado and slave owner, receiving a piece of land in the province of Cibao.

In the Crown decreed that all copies of Las Casas’s Confesionario be burnt, and his Franciscan adversary, Motolinia obliged and sent back a report to Spain. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. All warfare was illegal and unjust and only through the papal mandate of peacefully bringing Christianity to heathen peoples could “Just Titles” be acquired.

The Johns Hopkins University Press. Unlike other priests who sought to destroy the indigenous peoples’ native books and writings, he strictly opposed this action. This required the establishment of self-governing Indian communities on the land of colonists — who would themselves organize to provide the labor for their patron.

Inhe finished his Historia General de las Indias and signed it over to the College of San Gregorio, stipulating that it could not be published until after forty years. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. John Carter Brown Library. Las Casas is often considered to be one of the first advocates for a universal conception of human dignity later human rights.


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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.

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Early in Las Casas left the settlement to complain to the authorities. De Las Casas’ A Short Accountwas a revised history of the conquest, in the way that he includes facts that would aid him in his argument. Retrieved from ” https: When he accused the Hieronymites of being complicit in kidnapping Indians, the relationship between Las Casas and the commissioners broke down.

Hispanic American Historical Review. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Las Casas’s first proposed remedy was a complete moratorium on the lss of Indian labor in the Indies until such time as better regulations of it were set in place.

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