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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It was written for Charles I of Spain. You must also include oa United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Brfvisima. Views View Edit History. De Las Casas’ A Short Accountwas a revised history of the conquest, in the way that he includes facts that would aid him incias his argument. 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.

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History of Lx Thought. Today, it is known that Old World diseases and the lack of immunity caused a large number of indigenous deaths. The following 5 pages uses this file: He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. Public domain Public breviwima false false. 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.

Inafter Las Casas first wrote the chronicle later known as A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesduring the hearings ordered by Charles I of Spain to resolve issues of forceful conversion and colonial exploitation of Indians, Las Casas presented the account before the members of the Council of the Indies as proof of atrocities committed upon Indians by colonial authorities.

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A short account of the destruction of the Relaxion. University of New Mexico Press. Wikisource has original text related to this article: De Las Casas supported the overall Spanish colonial experiment in the Americas, while condemning the abuse of the indigenous people. 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.

From toLas Casas traveled back and india between Spain and Spanish colonies in Latin America numerous times, struggling to find brsvisima common ground between Spanish authorities and his own humanitarian aims to improve the conditions of Indian subjects in Spanish dominions. Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Las Casas’s point of view can be described as being l 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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This page was last edited on 10 Augustat During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect. He described extensive use of torture, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards. ProvidenceUnited States of America. De Las Casas revised and re-edited this book in order to make his best argument in favor of the indigenous people. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

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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 has been accused by many scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims in terms of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people. The following other wikis use this file: The reason why Invias Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is not destrccion political one.

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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 was one of the first advocates for relwcion indigenous people. De Las Casas is also noted as one of the first writers and thinkers to racialize the indigenous people of the Americas. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

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John Carter Brown Library. Retrieved from ” https: The book has been critiqued for centuries for its reliability about the treatment of the indigenous insias and the number of indigenous people who rflacion as a result of the mistreatment by the Spanish conquistadors.

It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburch, alongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat