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

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Overview

Franciscan friar Bartolomé de las Casas witnessed the terrible depredations visited by Spanish colonialism upon the lands and the indigenous people of the Americas and denounced them in no uncertain terms in this text, considered by many to be one of the most important challenges to hegemonic narratives of colonial "civilization" in the Americas. Translator Hurley (English, U. of Puerto Rico) has attempted to preserve the original flavor of the work by allowing himself no words not available in English in 1560 and selecting the more "biblical" sounding words when faced with a choice. This edition also contains an introduction by Knight (history, Johns Hopkins U.) presenting the historical background to the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872206250
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 129
  • Sales rank: 948,397
  • 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 Indies 1
Argument of the Present Epitome 1
Presentation 2
[An Introduction to the Relation] 4
On the Island Hispaniola 8
On the Kingdoms That Once Were to Be Found upon the Island of Hispaniola 12
On the Two Islands of San Juan and Jamaica 17
On the Island of Cuba 18
On Terra Firma 21
On the Province of Nicaragua 25
On New Spain, I 28
On New Spain, II 30
On the Province and Kingdom of Guatimala 38
Of New Spain and Panuco and Jalisco 43
On the Kingdom of Yucatan 47
On the Province of Santa Marta 54
On the Province of Cartagena 57
On the Coast of Pearls and on Paria and the Island of Trinidad 57
Of the River Yuyapari 64
On the Kingdom of Venezuela 64
On the Province of Terra Firma in the Part Called Florida 69
On the Rio de la Plata, or the River of Plate 71
On the Great Kingdoms and Great Provinces of Peru 72
On the New Kingdom of Granada 78
Testament 86
The Laws of Burgos (1512-1513) 89
New Laws of the Indies 93
A Treatise on the Just Causes for War against the Indians 103
The True History of the Conquest of Mexico 107
From Hernan Cortes, Cartas de relacion 111
Table of Weights and Measures Used in the Text 121
Glossary of Political and Military Terms Used in the Text 123
Index 127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    URGE LIBRO DE BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS

    Buenas tardes agradezco me puedan ayudar con lo siguiente:
    Llevo mucho tiempo buscando el libro "An account, much abbreviated, of the destruction of the indies".
    Pero existe un enorme detalle, el libro que requiero contiene imágenes de D´Bry. Es importante que las tenga, ya que es el requisito que me solicitan, además de que venga redactado en inglés.
    Ojala pueda tener una respuesta respecto al asunto y en caso de tenerlo me informen el costo del ejemplar.
    Reciba un cordial saludo.
    Atte: Edith Mata Ortiz.

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