An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies: And Related Texts / Edition 1

An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies: And Related Texts / Edition 1

by Bartolomé De Las Casas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872206254

ISBN-13: 9780872206250

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación

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Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific detail atrocities it attributes to the king’s colonists in the New World. The result is a withering indictment of the conquerors that has cast a 500-year shadow over the subsequent history of that world and the European colonization of it.

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ISBN-13:
9780872206250
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Indies in Las Casas' Time
Introduction
A Note on the Text and the Translation
Some Earlier English Translations of Bartolome de las Casas': Brevisima relacion de la destruicion de las Indias
An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies1
Argument of the Present Epitome1
Presentation2
[An Introduction to the Relation]4
On the Island Hispaniola8
On the Kingdoms That Once Were to Be Found upon the Island of Hispaniola12
On the Two Islands of San Juan and Jamaica17
On the Island of Cuba18
On Terra Firma21
On the Province of Nicaragua25
On New Spain, I28
On New Spain, II30
On the Province and Kingdom of Guatimala38
Of New Spain and Panuco and Jalisco43
On the Kingdom of Yucatan47
On the Province of Santa Marta54
On the Province of Cartagena57
On the Coast of Pearls and on Paria and the Island of Trinidad57
Of the River Yuyapari64
On the Kingdom of Venezuela64
On the Province of Terra Firma in the Part Called Florida69
On the Rio de la Plata, or the River of Plate71
On the Great Kingdoms and Great Provinces of Peru72
On the New Kingdom of Granada78
Testament86
The Laws of Burgos (1512-1513)89
New Laws of the Indies93
A Treatise on the Just Causes for War against the Indians103
The True History of the Conquest of Mexico107
From Hernan Cortes, Cartas de relacion111
Table of Weights and Measures Used in the Text121
Glossary of Political and Military Terms Used in the Text123
Index127

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