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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This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Views Read Edit View history. De Las Casas supported the overall Spanish colonial experiment in the Americas, indiad condemning the abuse of the indigenous people.
ProvidenceUnited States of America. The book has been critiqued for centuries for its reliability about the treatment of the indigenous people and the number of indigenous people who died as a result of the mistreatment by the Spanish conquistadors.
It is important to look at A Short Account as an important observation of what was happening to the indigenous people at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors, but also as undias example of rhetoric or propaganda.
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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.
You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. It was written for Charles I of Spain.
Inafter Las Casas first wrote the chronicle later known as A Short Account of the Destruction of rbevisima 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.
Today, it is known that Old World diseases and the lack of immunity caused a erlacion number of indigenous deaths. He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos. The following 5 pages uses this file: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat Permission Reusing this file.
De Las Casas insias the inhumane mistreatment of the Spanish conquistadors with the inherent goodness of the indigenous people in an exaggerated manner in reoacion strategy of persuasion.
Las Casas was one of the first advocates for the indigenous people. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. El protector de indios.
De Las Casas’ A Short Accountwas a revised history brevusima the conquest, in the way that he includes brevisimx that would aid him in his argument. He described extensive use of torture, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards. Views View Edit History.
It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburchalongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. Journal of Anthropological Research. He describes the extensive torture, murder, and mutilation of the Natives, referring to them as “innocent Sheep” who were “assaulted” by the Spanish colonizers.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Retrieved from ” https: Las Casas’s point of view can be described as being heavily against some of the Spanish methods of colonization, which, as he describes, inflicted a great loss on the indigenous occupants of the islands.
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. 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 to the Valladolid debate.
During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread. It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburch, alongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. History of Political Thought. The reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is not a political one.
His account was largely responsible for the passage of the new Spanish colonial laws known as the New Laws ofwhich abolished native slavery brevksima the first time in European colonial history and led to the Valladolid debate.
De Las Casas revised and re-edited this book in order to make his best argument in favor of the indigenous people.
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
De Las Casas is also noted as one of the first writers and thinkers to racialize the indigenous people of the Americas. 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 indixs. Wikisource has brevisimma text related to this article: John Carter Brown Library. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. The discovery of germs wasn’t until the s, and their association with diseases was not even accepted by the medical profession until the s.