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Bartolomé de las Casas : a biography

Autore: Lawrence A Clayton
Editore: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"The Dominican priest Bartolomé de las Casas (1485-1566) was a prominent chronicler of the early Spanish conquest of the Americas, a noted protector of the American Indians and arguably the most significant figure in the early Spanish Empire after Christopher Columbus. Following an epiphany in 1514, Las Casas fought the Spanish control of the Indies for the rest of his life, writing vividly about the brutality of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Bartolomé de las Casas; Bartolomé de las Casas; Bartolomé de las Casas
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Lawrence A Clayton
ISBN: 9781107001213 1107001218
Numero OCLC: 775099428
Descrizione: viii, 498 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 1. Seville and early modern Spain; 2. To the Indies; 3. The genesis of the Black Legend; 4. Conversion; 5. Protector of the Indians; 6. 'Micer' Las Casas at court looking for good Spanish peasants; 7. Las Casas, the political animal; 8. Catastrophe in Tierra Firme and the 'long sleep' in Puerto Plata; 9. Coming out to battle; 10. The new laws; 11. Bishop of Chiapas; 12. The great debate; 13. Court activist and historian; 14. The final fights.
Responsabilità: Lawrence A. Clayton.

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This is the first major English-language and scholarly biography of Bartolome de las Casas' life in a generation.  Per saperne di più…

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