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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Archived from the original on InLas Casas was studying a passage in the book Ecclesiasticus Sirach [22] Politics, the Church, and the Poor. Set up a giveaway. Scholar’s Press for Emory University.

Another important part of the plan was to introduce a new kind of sustainable colonization, and Las Casas advocated supporting the migration of Spanish peasants to the Indies where they would introduce small-scale farming and agriculture, a kind of colonization that didn’t rely on resource depletion and Indian labor. The colonist would only have rights to a certain portion of the total labor, so that ,as part of the Indians were always resting and inndias care of the sick.

The Cause of Bartolome de las Casas. 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.

Brevisima relacion de la destruccion de las Indias: The Viceroy of New Spainhimself an encomendero, decided not to implement indiaz laws in his domain, and instead sent a party to Spain to argue against the laws on behalf of the encomenderos.

Benjamin Keen likewise did not consider Las Casas dextruccion have had any substantial impact on the slave trade, which was well in place before he began writing. Las Casas en Mexico: Alexa Actionable Analytics indlas the Web.

Write a customer review. The first edition in translation was published in Dutch induring the religious persecution of Dutch Protestants by the Spanish crown, followed by editions in FrenchEnglishand German — all countries where religious wars were raging. The Dominicans had been the first to indict the encomenderos, and they continued to chastise them and refuse the absolution of confession to slave owners, and even stated that priests who took their confession were committing a mortal sin.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Benavente described indignantly how Las Casas had once denied baptism to an aging Indian who had walked many leagues to receive it, only on the grounds that he did not destrccion that the man had received sufficient doctrinal instruction.

De thesauris in Peru. Having resigned the Bishopric of Chiapas, Las Casas spent the rest of his life working closely with the imperial court in matters relating to the Indies. Demographic studies such as those hartolome colonial Mexico by Sherburne F.

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He oversaw the construction of a monastery in Puerto Plata on the north coast of Hispaniola, subsequently serving as prior of the convent.

In the end, he ended up leaving in November with just a small group of peasants, paying for the venture with money borrowed from his brother in-law. Translated and edited by Sullivan Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Las Casas worked there in adverse conditions for the following months, being constantly harassed by the Spanish pearl fishers of Cubagua island who traded slaves for alcohol with the natives.

Historia de Las Indias vol. Share your thoughts with other customers. Founded inthere was already a small Franciscan monastery in Cumana, and a Dominican one at Chiribichi, but the monks there were being harassed by Spaniards operating slave raids from the nearby Island of Cubagua. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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When he accused the Hieronymites of being complicit in kidnapping Indians, the relationship between Las Casas and the commissioners broke down. Why do you keep them so oppressed and exhausted, without giving them enough to eat or curing them of the sicknesses they incur from the excessive labor you give them, and they die, or rather you kill them, in order to extract and acquire gold every day.


History of Political Thought. In a complaint was sent by the encomenderos of Hispaniola that Las Casas was again accusing them of mortal sins from the pulpit.

His text largely uses an emotionally persuasive argument instead of a logical bargolome in A Short Account in his effort to convince the King of Spain.

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The Indians had been provoked to attack the settlement of the monks because of the repeated slave raids by Spaniards operating from Cubagua. Arriving as one of the first Spanish and European settlers in the AmericasLas Casas initially participated in, but eventually felt compelled to oppose the abuses committed by colonists against the Native Americans. Orbis Booksp. The second part of the Memorial described suggestions for the social and political organization of Indian communities relative to colonial ones.

All the Indian slaves of the New World should be brought to live in these towns and become tribute paying subjects to destrucciom King. Biography portal Catholicism portal Spain portal Mexico portal.

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. This resulted in a new resolution to be presented to viceroy Mendoza. From toLas Casas traveled back and forth between Spain and Spanish colonies in Latin America numerous times, struggling to find a common ground between Spanish authorities and his own humanitarian aims to improve the conditions of Indian subjects in Spanish dominions.

Las Casas’s strategy was to teach Christian songs to merchant Indian Christians who then ventured into the area.