The following excerpt comes from an english edition of a brief account of the destruction of the indies by bartolomé de las casas published in london in 1689 a dominican friar who had performed missionary work in the new world , las casas published the original in 1552 in seville, spain. A brief personal account written in 1542 published in spanish (as brevissima relación de la destrucción de las indias) in 1552, in english in 1583 synopsis bartolomé de las casas reports to the king of spain on the atrocities and injustices that spanish soldiers have committed against the native people of the americas. Bartolomé de las casas (1474-1566) was a spanish priest, social reformer, and historian he was the principal organizer and champion of the 16th-century movement in spain and spanish america in defense of the indians bartolomé de las casas, the son of a merchant, was born in seville apparently. View notes - the apparts - bartoleme de las casas, brief account from history 308 at american river college audience: this short account was created and sent to prince philip ii of spain, but de las.
Bartolome de las casas, who was struck by the inhumane ways in which the native peoples were treated by the european explorers and conquerors, went on to be a leading opponent of slavery, torture, and genocide of the native americans by the spanish colonists. Bartolome de las casas was born in seville, spain in 1484 in his lifetime, he became one of the most well-known advocates on the behalf of the native peoples of mesoamerica his father, pedro de las casas, traveled to the americas shortly after columbus' return from his initial voyage. Bartoleme de las casas, brief account of the devastation of the indies (1542) the indies were discovered in the year one thousand four hundred and ninety-two in the following year a great many spaniards went there with the intention of settling the land. Bartolomé de las casas, (1484-1566), was a 16th-century spanish dominican priest, writer and the first resident bishop of chiapas as a settler in the new world he witnessed, and was driven to oppose, the torture and genocide of the native americans by the spanish colonists and pushed for rights of the natives appealing to the imperial court of charles v.
Destruction of the indies the destruction of the indies is a personal account in a form of a letter by bartoleme de las casas las casa was a colonist, who traveled to the indies as a soldier then as an encomendero. A short account of the destruction of the indies (spanish: brevísima relación de la destrucción de las indias) is an account written by the spanish dominican friar bartolomé de las casas in 1542 (published in 1552) about the mistreatment of and atrocities committed against the indigenous peoples of the americas in colonial times and sent to. Bartolomé de las casas (spanish: [baɾtoloˈme ðe las ˈkasas] ( listen) c 1484 - 18 july 1566) was a 16th-century spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a dominican friar. A short account of the destruction of the indies bartolomé de las casas edited and translated by nigel griffin with an introduction by anthony pagden penguin books . Bartolomé de las casas (1484 - 1566), known as the apostle of the indies, was a 16th century spanish priest and writer, and the first bishop of chiapas, mexico biography bartolome de las casas was born in seville , spain in 1474 or 1484.
Bartolomé de las casas 1474-1566 spanish historian and polemicist often characterized by modern historians as the defender and apostle to the indians, bartolomé de las casas is known for. This manuscript, signed by bartolomé de las casas, was sent to charles v (1500-1558), holy roman emperor and king of spain, for presentation to the council of the indies as they debated the fate of the indians of the new world. Bartoleme de las casas - a brief account of the devastation of the indies (1542) the indies were discovered in the year one thousand four hundred and ninety-two in the following year a great many spaniards went there with the intention of settling the land . A short account of the destruction of the indies was written with the task of informing the king of spain about the murder and gold hoarding that was occurring in the new world the purpose of the expeditions was primarily to convert the natives to christianity and save them from eternal damnation.
The devastation of the indies a brief account by bartolome de las casas short summary: bartolome de las casas, in this article, talks about two opposite peoples: indians and spaniards in relation to their life style in general, making specific comparisons between the native inhabitants and the newcomers to the land which makes us think a deeper meaning of the question which people are more. Bartolomé de las casas (november 1484 - july 1566) was a 16th-century spanish historian, social reformer and dominican friar he became the first resident bishop of chiapas , and the first officially appointed protector of the indians . The devastation of the indies is an eyewitness account of the first modern genocide, a story of greed, hypocrisy, and cruelties so grotesque as to rival the worst of our own century las casas writes of men, women, and children burned alive thirteen at a time in memory of our redeemer and his twelve apostles. A short account of the destruction of the indies published in 1552 by the spanish dominican priest bartolome de las casas, lays bare the spanish cruelties in america though generally condemned as slander in spain, a short account of the destruction of the indies rapidly became popular in the rest of europe, where it served to fuel anti-spanis.
Details about a brief account of the destruction of the indies by bartolome de las casas (hard be the first to write a review a brief account of the destruction of the indies by bartolome de las casas (hard. Bartolomé de las casas's critical account of the impact that the spaniards had on the new continent has long been recognized as one of the major sources for the study on the interaction between whites and american indians during the sixteenth century. Bartolome de las casas was a 16th century spanish historian arriving as one of the first settlers in the new world he participated in and eventually compelled to oppose the atrocities that were committed against the native americans by the spanish colonists.