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Title:A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Bartolomé de las Casas, Nigel Griffin, Anthony Pagden
Publisher:Penguin Classics
ISBN:0140445625
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Number of Pages:192
Category:History, Classics, Non fiction, Politics, Spain

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de las Casas, Nigel Griffin, Anthony Pagden

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

Historia de las Indias (History of the Indies), Vol. 1, De las antiguas gentes del Perú (Edición de la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes), In Defense of the Indians, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, Apologia, O, Declaracion Y Defensa Universal De Los Derechos Del Hombre Y De Los Pueblos (Estudios De Historia), Bartolomé de las Casas; a selection of his writings (Borzoi books on Latin America), Historia De Las Indias, Los Indios de México y Nueva España : Antología (Sepan Cuantos, #57), Indian Freedom: The Cause of Bartolomé de las Casas, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias