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Bartolomé de las Casas; a selection of his writings.

Author: Bartolomé de las Casas; George William Sanderlin
Publisher: New York, Knopf [1971]
Series: Borzoi books on Latin America.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566.
Bartolomé de las Casas; a selection of his writings.
New York, Knopf [1971]
(OCoLC)656843620
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bartolomé de las Casas; George William Sanderlin
ISBN: 039446978X 9780394469782 0394315375 9780394315379
OCLC Number: 211008
Description: x, 209 p. port. 19 cm.
Contents: Historian; the History of the Indies: Prologue: Why he wrote History. A portrait of Columbus. The verdict of Salamanca. San Salvador. Reception in Barcelona. The conquest of Cuba. Magellan and his globe. The character of Cortes.--Autobiographer; autobiography in the History of the Indies: "Are not the Indians men?" The conversion of Las Casas. First battles at court. Black slaves in the New World. Las Casas joins the Dominicans.--Anthropologist; the Apologetic history: The rationality of the American Indian. A description of Cuba. The ill effects of sadness and fear. Indian houses, featherwork, and silverwork. The marketplace of Mexico City. A volcano in Nicaragua. The meanings of "barbarous."--Political thinker, memorials and treatises: A New World utopia. The "Only method" of converting the Indians. A "Very brief account" of Spanish cruelty. Abolish the encomienda! The duty of reparation. A defense of human sacrifice. The restoration of the Indies. A declaration of human rights.--Bibliography (p. [203]-206).
Series Title: Borzoi books on Latin America.
Other Titles: Selections.
Responsibility: Translated and edited by George Sanderlin.

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