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Bartolomé de las Casas and the conquest of the Americas

Author: Lawrence A Clayton
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Series: Viewpoints/puntos de vista.
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This is a short history of the age of exploration and the conquest of the Americas told through the experience of Bartolome de las Casas, a Dominican friar who fervently defended the American Indians, and the single most important figure of the period after Columbus. Explores the period known as the Encounter, which was characterized by intensive conflict between Europeans and the people of the Americas following  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Bartolomé de las Casas; Bartolomé de las Casas; Bartolomé de las Casas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Clayton
ISBN: 9781405194273 1405194278 9781405194280 1405194286
OCLC Number: 649927423
Description: xv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The era of Columbus and the "discoverers" --
Justice for all --
Social experiments : the Hieronymite Mission and the Universal Protector of all the Indians --
The era of the conquests of Mexico and Peru, 1520s-1540s --
The new laws of 1542 and Bishop of Chiapa --
"All mankind is one" : on the nature of humans, servitude, and slavery.
Series Title: Viewpoints/puntos de vista.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Clayton.
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After Christopher Columbus, Bartolome de las Casas is the single most important figure in the period of the Encounter, a time of conflict between Europeans and the people of the Americas following  Read more...

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