An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies : And Related Texts, Paperback / softback Book

An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies : And Related Texts Paperback / softback

Edited by Franklin W. Knight

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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 BartolomA (c) de Las Casas dedicated his BrevA-sima RelaciA(3)n de la DestruiciA(3)n de las Indias to Philip II of Spain.

An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the BrevA-sima RelaciA(3)n 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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780872206250

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