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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A short account of the destruction of the Indies. The following other wikis use this file: Wikisource has original text related to this article: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect.

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.

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. His text largely uses an emotionally persuasive argument instead of a logical argument in A Short Account in his effort to convince the King of Spain.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

De Las Casas has been accused by many scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims in destruccikn of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people. 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.


His account destruxcion 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Journal of Anthropological Research. Las Casas was one of the first advocates for the indigenous people. He describes the extensive torture, murder, and mutilation of the Natives, referring to them as “innocent Sheep” who were hrevisima by the Spanish colonizers.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. The discovery of germs wasn’t until the s, and their association with diseases was not even accepted by the medical profession until the s. The reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is not a political one. ProvidenceBtevisima States of America. John Carter Brown Library. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. From toLas Casas traveled back and forth between Spain and Spanish colonies in Latin America numerous times, struggling to find a common ground between Spanish authorities and his own humanitarian desrtuccion to improve the conditions of Indian subjects in Destrucckon dominions.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

He described extensive use of torture, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards. It was written for Charles I of Spain.

It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburch, alongside the book Origin and infias of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. 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 University of New Mexico Press. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views View Edit History. The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain. Retrieved from ” https: The account is one destrucion the first attempts by a Spanish writer of the colonial era to depict examples of unfair treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antillesparticularly the island of Hispaniola.


Wikisource has original text related to this article: You must also include a United States destruccioj domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. De Las Casas supported the overall Spanish colonial experiment in the Americas, while condemning the abuse of the indigenous people. Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos. On the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish were herding people into a straw building and setting fire to it, burning the occupants alive.

File change date and time Public domain Public domain false false. Views Read Edit View history. De Las Casas is also noted as one relscion the first writers and thinkers to racialize the indigenous people of the Americas. De Las Casas’ A Short Accountwas a revised history of the conquest, in the way that he includes facts that would aid him in his argument.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. De Las Casas revised and re this book in destrudcion to make xe best argument in favor of the indigenous people.

During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as destruccioon timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburchalongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius.