Bartolome de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas by Lawrence A. Clayton(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

By Lawrence A. Clayton(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

It is a brief heritage of the age of exploration and the conquest of the Americas instructed in the course of the adventure of Bartolome de las Casas, a Dominican friar who fervently defended the yankee Indians, and the only most crucial determine of the interval after Columbus.

  • Explores the interval often called the come upon, which used to be characterised by means of in depth clash among Europeans and the folk of the Americas following Columbus’s voyages
  • Argues that Las Casas, ‘protector of Indians,' was once essentially encouraged by way of Scripture in his campaign for justice and equality for American Indians
  • Draws at the 14 quantity whole Works of Las Casas as a window into his brain and activities
  • Encourages scholars to appreciate historical past during the point of view of people dwelling it

Content:
Chapter 1 The period of Columbus and the “Discoverers” (pages 10–32):
Chapter 2 Justice for All (pages 33–60):
Chapter three Social Experiments (pages 61–86):
Chapter four The period of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, 1520s–1540s (pages 87–106):
Chapter five the recent legislation of 1542 and Bishop of Chiapa (pages 107–127):
Chapter 6 “All Mankind is One” (pages 128–150):

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Clayton. ISBN: 978-1-405-19427-3 Lawrence A. 1 The Black Legend, graphically depicted by Protestants, helped fuel anti-Spanish sentiments among Spain’s European rivals, especially England, Holland, and France. Based on Las Casas’s writings, this account is entitled “The Tears of the Indians: Being an historical and true account of the cruel massacres and slaughters of above twenty millions of innocent people; committed by the Spaniards …” This account was published in England in the mid-seventeenth century.

Don’t you understand this? Don’t you see this? How can you be in such a profound and lethargic sleep? ”14 Rest assured, he told the shocked congregation: without Christianizing their Tainos and providing restitution for all the ills imposed on them, the Spaniards had no hope of salvation and were little less than infidels— moral Moors. Montesinos evidently astounded the hearers with his boldness. Was this their duty? To Christianize non-Christians? Was not that the duty of the clergy? 15 The immediate reaction was shock and outrage.

The Christmas season, 1511, was upon them. It was agreed that the first sermon should be preached the fourth Sunday of Advent, or just before Christmas itself. The Scriptural reading chosen was John 1:22–23: “Finally they [the Pharisees] said, ‘Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. ’” The stage was set. So that no one would miss it, everyone was invited, including Governor Diego Columbus, the leading Crown officials, and jurists. Word of this important sermon was delivered to their very homes.

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