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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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. Las Casas and the commissioners traveled to Santo Domingo on separate ships, and Las Casas arrived two weeks later than the Hieronimytes.

Las Casas’s supporters were Diego Columbus and the new chancellor Gattinara. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. MacNutt, Francis Augustus Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Public domain Public domain false false. Arriving in Puerto Ricoin Januaryhe received the terrible news that the Dominican convent at Chiribichi had been sacked by Indians, and that the Spaniards of the islands had launched a punitive expedition, led by Gonzalo de Ocampointo the very heart of the territory that Las Casas wanted to colonize peacefully.

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El protector de indios. The two orders had very different approaches to the conversion of the Indians. Lives of the Saints 1st ed. In the end, he ended up leaving in November with just a small indiss of peasants, paying for the venture with money borrowed from his brother in-law. However, the reforms were so unpopular back in the New World that riots broke out and threats were made against Las Casas’s life. In the years following his death, his ideas became taboo in the Spanish realm, and he was seen as a nearly heretical extremist.


In order to make the proposal palatable to the King, Las Casas had to incorporate the prospect of profits for the royal treasury. For other uses, see Las Casas disambiguation. Wars in which you have destroyed such an infinite number of them by homicides and slaughters never heard of before.

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Portals Access related topics. All in all, modern historians tend to disregard the numerical figures given by Las Casas, but they maintain that his general picture of a violent and abusive conquest represented reality.

The avarice and holocaust committed by the European greed in the Americas is incredible. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat He has also come to be seen as an early advocate for a concept of universal human rights. Among those they equaled were the Greeks and destruvcion Romans, and they surpassed them by many good and indiaw customs. Lingering for a while in caass Dominican convent of Granadahe got into conflict with Rodrigo de ContrerasGovernor of Nicaragua, when Las Casas vehemently opposed slaving expeditions by the Governor.

Archived from the original on The account was one of casaa first attempts by a Spanish writer of the colonial era to depict the unfair treatment that the indigenous people endured during the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antillesparticularly the island of Hispaniola.

Las Casas became a hacendado and slave owner, receiving a piece of land in the province of Cibao. Buy the selected items together This item: Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos. Las Casas arrived in Spain with the plan of convincing the King to end the encomienda system.

In MayLas Casas was forced to travel back to Spain to denounce to the regent the failure of the Hieronymite reforms.

Retrieved from ” https: One of the stated purposes for writing the account was Las Casas’s fear of Spain coming under divine punishment and his concern for the souls of the native peoples. The Johns Hopkins University Press.


However, Las Casas found their attempts insufficient to protect the welfare of the Indians, and returned to Spain to appeal to the Spanish monarch in 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.

It was republished several times by groups that were critical of the Spanish realm for political or religious reasons. Devastated, Las Casas reacted by entering the Dominican monastery of Santa Cruz in Santo Domingo as a novice in and finally taking holy vows as a Dominican friar in Las Casas had become a hated figure by Spaniards all over the Islands, and he had to seek refuge in the Dominican monastery.

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In Spain, Las Casas started securing official support for the Guatemalan mission, and he managed to get a royal decree forbidding secular intrusion into the Verapaces for the following five years. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Las Casas’s first proposed remedy was a complete moratorium on the use of Indian labor in the Indies until such time as better regulations of it were set in place.

The result was a distinctively Latin American form of rights discourse.

Historia y obra desconocidas. Destrucccion purpose of A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies was to convince the King of Spain to take action on the mistreatment of the indigenous people of the Americas.

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