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The American Indian in western legal thought : the discourses of conquest

Author: Robert A Williams
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author, a lawyer and member of the Lumbee tribe, traces the evolution of contemporary legal thought on the rights and status of American Indians and other indigenous tribal peoples.

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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Williams
ISBN: 0195050223 9780195050226 0195080025 9780195080025
OCLC Number: 18948630
Description: xi, 352 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Medieval and Renaissance Origins of the Status of the American Indian in Western Legal Thought --
The Medieval Discourse of Crusade --
Truth: Papal Discourse --
The Church Universal --
Reform Discourse --
Civilian Discourse --
Power: Crusading Discourse --
Holy War --
Urban's Spanish Crusade --
The First Call to Crusade --
The Instruments of Crusade --
Knowledge: Humanist Discourse --
Secular Humanism --
Innocent's Synthesis --
The Perfect Instrument of Empire: The Colonizing Discourse of Renaissance Spain --
The Lithuanian Controversy --
The Intra-European Crusade of the Teutonic Knights --
The Constance Debates on the Rights of Infidels --
The Iberian Crusades in Africa --
The Portuguese Appeal to Conquer and Convert the Canary Islands --
The Papal Response: Romanus Pontifex --
The Spanish Bulls --
The New World's First Entrepreneurs --
The Discovery Era's First Contract for the Conquest of the New World --
Instruments of Empire --
Governor Columbus --
The Encomienda --
The Dominicans in the New World --
The Laws of Burgos --
The Requerimiento --
Victoria's "On the Indians Lately Discovered" --
The Inquisitions into Indian Capacity --
Franciscus de Victoria --
Victoria's Lecture --
A Guardianship over the Indians --
Protestant Discourses --
The Protestant Translation of Medieval and Renaissance Discourses on the Rights and Status of American Indians --
The English Reformation --
The Reformation's Transformation of English Society --
A Prefatory Colonizing Discourse --
The Elizabethan Restoration --
Laissez-Faire Discourse.
Responsibility: Robert A. Williams, Jr.
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