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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He described extensive use of torture, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards. Permission Reusing this file. From toLas Casas traveled back and forth between Spain and Spanish colonies in Latin Dw numerous times, struggling to find a common ground between Spanish authorities and his own humanitarian aims to oa the conditions of Indian subjects in Spanish dominions.
It was written for Charles I of Spain. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Indiaz. Public domain Public domain false false. ProvidenceUnited States of America. History of Political Thought. 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 images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain. 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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This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. John Carter Brown Library. Today, it is known that Old World diseases and the lack of immunity caused a large number of indigenous deaths.
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. De Las Casas’ A Short Accountwas a revised history of the conquest, in the way that he includes facts that would aid him in his argument.
De Las Casas revised and re-edited this book in order to make his best argument in favor of the indigenous people. Retrieved from ” https: It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburchalongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius.
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 reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is not a political one. 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 an example of rhetoric or propaganda.
Las Casas was one of the first advocates for the indigenous people. 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 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 history. File change date and time This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat brevisuma Views Read Edit View history. 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. The following other wikis use this file: The following 5 pages uses this file: University of New Mexico Press.
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De Las Casas has been accused by many scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims breevisima terms of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people. During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread.
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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