A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (BOK)

Bartolome de las Casas

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Bartolome de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus' voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies" in 1542, a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide. Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind, this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that would last for centuries.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1992 Forfatter Bartolome de las Casas
Forlag
PENGUIN GROUP
ISBN 9780140445626
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 148 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Anthony Pagden, Nigel Griffin Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism, Colonialism & imperialism