Español: Portada del Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias. Publicado en Sevilla en por Bartolomé de las Casas. Date, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias by Bartolomé de las Casas; 42 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Casas, Bartolomé. by Bartolomé de las Casas A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies ( Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. Las Casas’s indizs has been highly controversial.

Ancestral domain Free, prior and informed consent Intellectual property Land rights Language Self-determination in Australia in Canada in the United States Traditional knowledge ecological medical Treaty rights. It has also been suggested bartllome the atrocities that Las Casas described were exaggerated or even invented, but that is not generally considered likely as Las Casas was far from the only person to be deeply worried about abuse and mistreatment of the Indians.

He still suggested that the loss of Indian labor for the colonists could be replaced by allowing importation of African slaves. Traveling back to Spain to recruit more missionaries, he continued lobbying for the abolition of the encomiendagaining an important victory by the passage of the New Laws in Permission Reusing this file.

They also carried out an inquiry into the Indian question at which all the encomenderos asserted that the Indians were quite incapable of living freely without their supervision. Archived from the original on September 23, Having been summoned to a meeting among the bishops of New Spain to be held in Mexico City on January 12,he left his diocese, never to return.

The judge, Fray Domingo de Sotosummarised the arguments.


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Unlike other priests who sought to destroy the indigenous peoples’ native books and writings, he strictly opposed this action.

He was appointed Bishop of Chiapasbut served only for a short time before he was forced to return to Spain because of resistance to the New Laws by the encomenderosand conflicts with Spanish settlers because of his pro-Indian policies and activist religious stance. He is said to have preached, “Tell me by what right of justice do you hold these Indians in such a cruel and horrible servitude? In the end, he ended up leaving in November with just a small group re peasants, paying for the venture lae money borrowed from his brother in-law.

Founded inthere was already a small Franciscan monastery in Cumana, and a Dominican one at Chiribichi, but the monks there were being harassed by Spaniards operating slave raids from the nearby Island of Cubagua. If the file dr been modified from its original state, some details kas as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

The Idea of Natural Rights: Those who survived the journey were ill-received, and had to work hard even to survive in the hostile colonies. The Hispanic American Historical Review. The judges then deliberated on the arguments presented for several months before coming to a verdict. That said, finding fifty men willing to invest ducats each and three years of unpaid work proved impossible indas Las Casas.

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History of Political Thought. Columbia University Press, His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indiaschronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies.

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Las Casas has also often been accused of exaggerating the atrocities he described in the Indies, some scholars holding that the initial population figures given by him were too high, which would make the population decline look worse than it actually was, and that epidemics of European disease were the prime cause of the population decline, not violence and exploitation. Festruccion Casas became a hacendado and slave owner, receiving a piece of land in the province of Cibao. Politics, the Church, and the Poor.


Before Lqs Casas returned to Spain, he was also appointed as Bishop of Chiapasa newly established diocese of which he took possession in upon his return to the New World. A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies. De Las Casas has been accused by many scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims in terms of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people.

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Las Casas maintained that they were fully human and that forcefully subjugating them was unjustifiable. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Arriving as one of the first Spanish and European settlers in the AmericasLas Casas initially participated in, but eventually felt compelled to oppose the abuses committed by colonists against the Native Americans. In fact it was not published for years, finally being done so in The King also promised not to give any encomienda grants in Las Casas’s area.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Some privileges were also granted to the initial 50 shareholders in Las Casas’s scheme. All warfare was illegal and unjust and only through the papal mandate of peacefully bringing Christianity to heathen peoples could “Just Titles” be acquired.