History

The Devastation of the Indies

Author: Bartolomé de Las Casas

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 138

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Originally published: New York: Seabury Press, 1974.
History

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolomé de las Casas

Publisher: Empire Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 92

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In 1542, a Spanish Dominican friar named Bartolome de las Casas wrote an account of the abuses enacted against the indigenous population of the New World by Spanish explorers. Fearing both for the souls of his own countrymen, and for the souls of the native peoples whom they had so brutally subjugated, de las Casas sent the document to Prince Philip II of Spain. "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies" was responsible for a new set of laws abolishing native slavery in the Spanish colonies.
History

An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies, with Related Texts

Author: Bartolomé de las Casas

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 192

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Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific detail atrocities it attributes to the king's colonists in the New World. The result is a withering indictment of the conquerors that has cast a 500-year shadow over the subsequent history of that world and the European colonisation of it. Andrew Hurley's daring new translation dramatically foreshortens that 500 years by reversing the usual priority of a translation; rather than bring the Brevísima Relación to the reader, it brings the reader to the Brevísima Relación -- not as it is, but as it might have been, had it been originally written in English. The translator thus allows himself no words or devices unavailable in English by 1560, and in so doing reveals the prophetic voice, urgency and clarity of the work, qualities often obscured in modern translations. An Introduction by Franklin Knight, notes, a map, and a judicious set of Related Readings offer further aids to a fresh appreciation of this foundational historical and literary work of the New World and European engagement with it.
History

An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolomé De Las Casas

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 951

Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific detail atrocities it attributes to the king’s colonists in the New World. The result is a withering indictment of the conquerors that has cast a 500-year shadow over the subsequent history of that world and the European colonization of it.

A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolomé Casas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

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"A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies" is the story of the Spanish Dominican priest Bartolome de las Casas, who came to the Americas in the 16th century. Immediately he was struck by the inhumane ways in which the native peoples were treated by the European explorers and conquerors, Las Casas went on to be a leading opponent of slavery, torture, and genocide of the Native Americans by the Spanish colonists. "A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies" is his personal account, with chapters covering Cuba, Nicaragua, Hispaniola, Guatemala, Venezuela, Florida, and many other areas conquered by the Spaniards.
History

Western Civilization

Author: Megan McLean

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

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A brief, yet effective two volume set, The Western Civilizations Primary Source Reader can easily accompany any McGraw Hill Western Civilizations text.
History

American Eras: Early American civilizations and exploration to 1600

Author: Gretchen D. Starr-LeBeau

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 296

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Covers the individuals and events related to such topics as world events, the arts, communication, education, goverment and politics, and science and medicine from the the colonial era onward
Hawaii

Turning Tide

Author: Niklaus Rudolf Schweizer

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Hawaii

Page: 532

View: 302

Literary Criticism

Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula

Author: Germán Bleiberg

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1806

View: 319

Compiled by more than 90 experts, this two-volume dictionary includes representatives from all major peninsular literatures: Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish. The rich history of the literary achievements in the Iberian Peninula--from historial to dramatic--can now be enjoyed by both European and American researchers. Spanning centuries, all literary titles have been followed in the text with a published translation or a literal rendering of the original. Virtually all entries have been composed by noted scholars and are complemented wherever possible by bibliographies of primary texts and selected critical studies as well as existing English translations of primary texts.
Architecture

Gold in the Americas

Author: Musée de la civilisation (Québec)

Publisher: McGill Queens Univ

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 205

View: 317

From pre-Hispanic treasures to technological marvels of the twenty-first century, the ways in which gold has been used are as limitless as the human imagination
Literary Criticism

One Hundred Great Catholic Books

Author: Donald Brophy

Publisher: Bluebridge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

View: 589

Thoughtful and succinct, this collection features one hundred classics of Catholic literature past and present, ranging from biography, spirituality, and history to poetry, mystical writings, and fiction. Written for readers of every faith or none, each of the entries introduces one of the hundred great books in its historic context, with information about the author, and gives a clear and focused summary of its content.
Bahamas

The Lucayans

Author: Sandra Riley

Publisher:

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Category: Bahamas

Page: 76

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Juvenile Nonfiction

Sourcebook and Index

Author: Joy Hakim

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 330

View: 820

Contains source documents for American history, and the series index.