Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias

[PDF / Epub] ★ Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias ✪ Bartolomé de las Casas – Bartolomé 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 Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and de la PDF/EPUB ✓ 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 Brevisima relación PDF/EPUB ² 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 conuistadors into genocide Dedicated to Philip II to relación de la MOBI ☆ 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.Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias

Bartolomé de las Casas OP November – de la PDF/EPUB ✓ July was a th century Spanish historian social reformer and Dominican friar He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas and the first officially appointed Protector of the Indians His extensive writings the most famous being Brevisima relación PDF/EPUB ² A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indias chronicle the first decades of.

Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias eBook
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  • Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias
  • Bartolomé de las Casas
  • English
  • 01 December 2016
  • 9780140445626

10 thoughts on “Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias

  1. says:

    The index entry under “torture and death” in “A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies” is as elouent about the fate of the native people of the Americas on first meeting the Spanish conuistadors as any review I could writebeating and floggingbeheadingburningdashing against rocksdisembowelingdismemberingdrowninggenocidehangingimpalingkilling for foodmaimingmassacreoverworkingrapesavaging with dogsstrappadosuicideI disappoint myself at never before having heard of Las Casas whom Wikipedia tells me is regarded as one of the first proponents of the idea of universal human rights I can well understand that Las Casas deserves as much respect as any witness to the Holocaust familiar to our ageWhat made this the man so different from his co religionists responsible for the above list? A morality arising from his upbringing? A sense of compassion perhaps based on genetics? Or on rational thought? Or simply fear of Judgment Day? How could the same culture upbringing and system of belief produce both good such as Las Casas and the evil as the conuistadors? A uestion much reflected on but as unanswerable today as it has ever beenThe warning of the native nobleman who fled from Hispaniola to tell the natives of Cuba about the danger they faced from the Spanish deserves to be the last word I wonder how it read in the Spanish imperial court? Does any of you know why it is that they behave this way? And when they answered him 'No unless it be that they are innately cruel and evil' He replied 'It is not simply that They have a God whom they worship and adore and it is in order to get that God from usthat they conuer and kill us' He had beside him as he spoke a basket filled with gold jewelry 'Here is the God of the Christians'

  2. says:

    This book is something of a controversy amongst us caribbean latinos some see it as a living testament to the atrocities and cruelties our Spanish ancestors inflicted on the natives in the Spanish uest and greed for gold in the New World; others have viewed it as pure propaganda biased accounts and outright lies I haven't really taken a position on this but I can say that this had to have been the most disturbing book I have read Told from the account of a Spanish colonizer who went to Hispaniola to make his fortune de las Casas soon took up the cause even petitioning the King of Spain at the time of the native Peoples of not only of the Native peoples on the island of Hispaniola but of all of the Native peoples and their lands who were conuered and ruled by the Spanish crown The use of 'human' abattoirs mastiffs killing for the sake of killing all are listed in this book and was used as plea to the Spanish royal court to at least send out a decree to 'convert' the native peoples to christianity much to no avail In hindsight a sad and disturbing account of man's inhumanity to man fueled by his lust for riches

  3. says:

    Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?I wonder if the Ukrainian Famine the Holocaust the Armenian Genocide the Rwandan Genocide the Southwest African Genocide the Macedonian Genocide in Greece the Palestinian Genocide and so many other atrocities of the 20th century will be in 500 years forgotten and labelled necessary as the biggest genocide in the world has remained to be forgotten the one of the uncounted tens of millions of Native Americans killed and tortures their descendants still displaced and deniedThe book sheds the missing light of the well established stereotype of the enlightened conuest of paradise

  4. says:

    As historians and critics we try always to interpret documents in the context of the times out of which they were produced We recognise that dominant ideologies in other cultures and other times were very different from our own But then a rare and very different voice speaks to us demonstrating that the dominant opinions were not the only ones that there were a few rare minds interpreting their own times in ways we recognise Such a voice is that of de Las Casas He was a Spanish colonist operating for years in the Caribbean and South America who had an epiphany after years of witnessing the torture genocide and slavery of the indigenous peoples at the hands of his own people He gave up slave owning and became a priest After 6 years of missionary work preaching unsuccessfully for the end of slavery he took his campaign back to Spain This work was his petition to the King of Spain and his work was instrumental in the implementation of reforms back in the New World It is a must read for anyone interest in the history of imperialism and colonial practices

  5. says:

    Rather repetitive and dull but an important document to be aware of nontheless Las Casas probably did exaggerate certain stories especially ones from second hand sources but even if the behavior of the conuistadors was half as bad as Las Casas says it was it would still be disgusting and undoubtedly immoral

  6. says:

    This short document should be read by all those studying history as undergraduates and by anyone even moderately interested in the colonisation of the New World A Spaniard and a Dominican friar Las Casas was horrified by the atrocities that he saw being committed by his countrymen against the local Indian populations in the countries that they were seeking to colonize and economically exploitLas Casas spend over forty years pleading for changes to the methods used by the Spaniards which were resulting in great loss of life and intense misery amongst the indigenous population In the view of Las Casas the atrocities were unnecessary did nothing to increase the wealth of the Spanish nation and were only undermining the reputation of the Spanish crown Las Casas presents his case with great vehemence but today with some nuances his analysis is the one that we all acceptThe existence of the Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies shows that the brutality of the colonizers was a matter of public notoriety from the early sixteenth century onward and that those in power in the colonizing countries were certainly aware of it The Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies dispels the myth that no one knew what was happening However the book raises as many uestions as it answers It has become a staple for history students in North American universities and deserves the widest possible audience This book which reuires less than an evening to read delivers a great deal to anyone interested in history

  7. says:

    I had to read this for World Literatureit wasn't very interesting Basically the Spanish go everywhere in the Indies and do unspeakable things to the natives Except we're not really sure if they DID do what Las Casas claims because he was prone to exaggerate to help sway the Spanish King So all we can really take from this narrative is The Spanish probablyyyy weren't very nice

  8. says:

    How do you give a star rating to something like this? As a book it has its limits; as an historical record it’s invaluable It documents in gory and excruciating detail the long series of mass murders tortures and enslavements that along with the introduction of European diseases – unmentioned by the author eventually reduced the native population of the Americas by as much as 90 95% It is a very painful read But talk about a complicated fateful figureLas Casas settled on Hispaniola in 1502 and participated in the enslavement of the native population He argued against the Dominicans who had complained loudly of the abuse of the Indians by the Spanish In fact Las Casas was instrumental in getting the Dominicans temporarily thrown out of Hispaniola As an ordained priest he accompanied armed expeditions in the conuest of Cuba and was a first hand witness of incredible atrocities For his service he was awarded a large grant of land and hundreds of Indian slaves Disgusted with himself he renounced his whole life to date Eventually Las Casas became a Dominican novice himself He spent the rest of his life documenting and fighting against the oppression and genocide of the natives and what he argued was the grossly illegal seizure and destruction of their property and land Though he came to regret it later it was Las Casas who first suggested the importation of African slave labor to alleviate the burden placed on the Native Americans

  9. says:

    Man white people have done some really awful shit

  10. says:

    This book was for one of my classes and it’s an account from a man who watched the slavery taking place in the Caribbean after Columbus “discovered” the Americas It was really interesting because it illustrated that some people actually opposed what happened in the America’s But it also illustrates the white savior complex as the author details how they will save the people from slavery Overall it was interesting to read

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