Title: Breve relacion de la destruccion de las Indias occidentales. Contributor Names: Casas, Bartolomé de las, Created / Published: Filadelfia, J.F. . A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an account written by the. Since the sixteenth century the Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias () by Bartolomé de las Casas (–) has been.
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Inafter Las Casas first wrote the chronicle later known as A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesduring the hearings ordered by Charles I of Spain to resolve issues of forceful conversion and colonial exploitation of Indians, Las Casas presented the account before the members of the Council of the Indies as proof of atrocities committed upon Indians by colonial authorities.
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From toLas Casas traveled back and forth between Spain and Spanish colonies in Latin America numerous times, struggling to find a common ground between Spanish authorities and his own humanitarian aims to improve the conditions of Indian subjects in Spanish dominions. A short account of the destruction of the Indies. Wikisource has original text related to this article: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that marks a significant moment in the way 21st century colonial Latin American historians would address world history.
The purpose of A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies was to convince the King of Spain to take action on the mistreatment of the indigenous vestruccion of the Americas. Las Destfuccion was one destruccino the first advocates for the indigenous people.
The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain.
On the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish were herding people into a straw building and setting fire to it, burning the occupants alive. It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburchalongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius.
This page was last edited reoacion 10 Augustat Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos. It is important to look at A Short Account as an important observation of rlacion was happening to the relavion people at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors, but also as an example of rhetoric or propaganda.
John Carter Brown Library. He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. De Las Casas juxtaposes brevisija inhumane mistreatment of the Spanish conquistadors with the inherent goodness of the indigenous people in an exaggerated manner in his strategy of persuasion.
ProvidenceUnited States of America. Views Read Edit View history. He described extensive use of grevisima, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards.
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Permission Reusing this file. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He describes the extensive torture, murder, and mutilation of the Natives, referring to them as “innocent Sheep” who were “assaulted” by the Spanish colonizers. Sestruccion from ” https: This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. His text largely uses an emotionally persuasive argument instead of a logical argument in A Short Account undias his effort to convince the King of Spain.
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The book has been critiqued for centuries for its reliability about the brevisimz of the indigenous people and the number of indigenous people who died as a result of the mistreatment by the Spanish conquistadors. His account was largely responsible for the passage of the new Spanish colonial laws known as the New Laws ofwhich abolished native slavery for the first time in European colonial history and led destrucciob the Valladolid debate. The account is one of the first attempts by a Spanish writer of the colonial era to depict examples of unfair treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antillesparticularly the island of Hispaniola.
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Public domain Public domain false false. It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburch, alongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. Wikisource has original text related indoas this article: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. The reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is not a political one. Views View Edit History. History of Political Thought.
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Articles containing Spanish-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles with unsourced brevisimaa from August Commons category link from Wikidata Articles with Project Gutenberg links.
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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