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Write a customer review. 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. University of New Mexico Press.

Biography portal Catholicism portal Spain portal Mexico portal. The small town of Lascassas, Tennesseein the United States has also been named after him. He described the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the indigenous peoples.

Retrieved 12 October Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Showing of 1 reviews. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Las Casas worked hard to convince the king that it would be a bad economic decision, that it would return the viceroyalty to the brink of open rebellion, and could result in the crown losing the colony entirely. On Christmas Eve ofLas Casas met the Monarch and discussed the situation in the Indies with him; the King agreed to hear him out in more detail at a later date.

It found its final form inwhen he was working in the Colegio de San Gregorio. Las Casas and the commissioners traveled to Santo Domingo on separate ships, and Las Casas arrived two weeks later than the Hieronimytes. Las Casas en Mexico: The discovery of germs wasn’t until the s, and their association with diseases was not even accepted by the medical profession until the s.

Lingering for a while in the Dominican convent of Granadahe got into conflict with Rodrigo de ContrerasGovernor of Nicaragua, when Las Casas vehemently opposed slaving expeditions by the Governor. De Las Casas is also noted as one of the first writers and thinkers to racialize the indigenous people of the Americas.

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On the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish were herding people into a straw building and setting fire to it, burning the occupants alive. This was easier thought than done, as most of the people who were in positions of power were themselves either encomenderos or otherwise profiting from the influx of wealth from the Indies.

It was important for Las Casas that this method be tested without meddling from secular colonists, so he chose a territory in the heart of Guatemala where there were no previous colonies and where the natives were considered fierce and war-like.

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His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indiaschronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies. He als argues that Las Casas failed to realize that by seeking to replace indigenous spirituality with Christianity, he was destruxcion a religious colonialism that was more intrusive than the physical one. Explore the Home Gift Guide. And they equaled many nations of this world that are renowned and considered civilized, and they surpassed many others, and to none were they inferior.

It has also been noted that exaggeration of numbers was the norm in writing in 16th-century accounts, and both contemporary detractors and supporters of Las Casas were guilty of similar exaggerations.

He is said to have preached, “Tell me by what right of justice do you hold these Indians in such a cruel and horrible servitude? One matter in which he invested much effort was the political situation of the Viceroyalty of Peru. Historia de Las Indias vol. One persistent point of criticism has been Las Casas’s repeated suggestions of replacing Indian with African slave labor.

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Las Casas defended himself by writing two treatises on the “Just Title” — arguing that the only legality with which the Spaniards could claim titles over realms in the New World was through peaceful proselytizing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He put his faith in his coming audience with the King, but it never came, for King Ferdinand died on January 25, They were not impressed by his account, and Las Casas had to find a different avenue of change.

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Las Casas’s supporters were Diego Columbus and the new chancellor Gattinara. It dee also been suggested that the atrocities that Las Casas described were exaggerated or even invented, but that is not generally considered likely as Las Casas was far from the only person to be deeply worried about abuse and mistreatment of the Indians.

Las Casas resolved to meet instead with the young King Charles I. The judges then deliberated on the arguments presented for several months before coming to a verdict.

De Las Casas revised and re-edited this book in order to make his best argument in favor of bsrtolome indigenous people. Ancestral domain Free, prior and informed consent Intellectual property Land rights Language Self-determination in Australia in Canada lae the United States Traditional knowledge ecological medical Treaty rights.

This letter, which reinvoked the old conflict over the requirements for the sacrament of baptism between the two orders, was intended to bring Las Casas in disfavour.

The Idea of Natural Rights: They also carried out an inquiry into the Indian question at which all the encomenderos asserted that the Indians were quite incapable of living freely without their supervision.

Las Casas’s legacy has been highly controversial. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Bishop of Chiapas 19 Dec — 11 Sep Resigned. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat During the next years, he divided his time between being a colonist and his duties as an ordained priest. Paolo Carozza traces the roots of that discourse to a distinctive application, and extension, of Thomistic moral philosophy to the injustices of Spanish conquests in the New World. A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies.