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.)

This can be a brief background of the age of exploration and the conquest of the Americas informed throughout the event of Bartolome de las Casas, a Dominican friar who fervently defended the yankee Indians, and the one most crucial determine of the interval after Columbus.

  • Explores the interval referred to as the come across, which used to be characterised through in depth clash among Europeans and the folks of the Americas following Columbus’s voyages
  • Argues that Las Casas, ‘protector of Indians,' used to be basically influenced by way of Scripture in his campaign for justice and equality for American Indians
  • Draws at the 14 quantity entire Works of Las Casas as a window into his brain and activities
  • Encourages scholars to appreciate historical past in the course of the perspective 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 hot legislation of 1542 and Bishop of Chiapa (pages 107–127):
Chapter 6 “All Mankind is One” (pages 128–150):

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Soon after he came ashore at Cádiz in November, the sovereigns ordered his chains struck and commanded that Columbus travel to the court then in Granada. Las Casas witnessed much of this. He not only recalled that the King and Queen sent Columbus a generous allowance— two thousand ducats—to make the trip to Granada, but also recounted the details of Columbus’s dramatic appearance at court with an eyewitness’s ring of authenticity. Las Casas must have been in the city of Granada when Columbus presented himself—the injured martyr, unjustly jailed, abused in language and body—before the King and Queen for justice.

Las Casas made many over his long career. Conquest of La Española But the island paradise which he thought he arrived at was in fact being turned into a living hell by his fellow countrymen. Las Casas lived on the island for the next ten years and witnessed the brutal treatment and exploitation of the Taino people by the Spanish settlers. Las Casas later recorded what he witnessed in those ten years and that account appeared in his little book, A Brief History of the Destruction of the Indies (1552).

Bobadilla did not tarry very long to investigate the matter, one that had been simmering between Columbus and the Spanish-born settlers who resented the Genoese mariner for his high-handed ways. The Admiral of the Ocean Sea was arrested and shackled. Bobadilla returned him to Spain on a small fleet that sailed in October, 1500. The master of the ship offered to release the Admiral for the long voyage, but Columbus refused. The Queen and King would have to face him in his ignoble state and, hopefully, be shamed by his condition.

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