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 Bartolome De Las Casas
     
 

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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

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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
Sales rank:
859,661
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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