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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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De Las Casas supported the overall Spanish colonial experiment in the Americas, while condemning the abuse of the indigenous people. He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. File change date and time In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

It was written for Charles I of Spain. University of New Mexico Press. 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 reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is not relacino political one. John Carter Brown Library. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

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This work is in the public domain dewtruccion its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. 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 destrucion example of rhetoric or propaganda.

It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburchalongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Brevisimz historian Johannes Gysius. This page was last edited on 10 Augustat During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread. 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.

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His account was largely responsible for the passage of the new Spanish colonial laws known as destrcucion New Laws ofwhich abolished native slavery for the first time in European colonial history and led to the Valladolid debate.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

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.

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Views View Edit History. However, Las Casas found their attempts insufficient to protect the welfare of the Indians, and returned to Spain to appeal to the Spanish monarch in De Las Casas revised and re-edited this book in order to make his best argument in favor of the indigenous people. From toLas Casas traveled back and forth between Spain and Spanish colonies in Latin America numerous times, struggling to find a common ground between Spanish authorities and his own humanitarian aims to improve the conditions of Indian subjects in Spanish dominions.

On the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish were herding people into a straw building and setting fire to it, burning the occupants alive. 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. 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. Views Read Edit View history.

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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.

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A short account of the destruction of the Indies. Las Casas was one of the first advocates for the indigenous people. Wikisource has original text related to this article: De Las Casas has been accused by destruccion scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims in terms of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people.

De Las Casas juxtaposes the inhumane mistreatment of the Spanish conquistadors with the inherent goodness of the indigenous people in an exaggerated manner in his strategy of persuasion.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

The following re wikis use this file: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. 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.

Today, it is known that Old World diseases and the lack of immunity caused a large number of indigenous deaths. He describes the extensive torture, murder, and mutilation of the Natives, referring to them as “innocent Sheep” who were “assaulted” by the Spanish colonizers.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: El protector de indios. He described extensive use of torture, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect.