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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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. Today, it is known that Old World diseases and the lack of immunity caused a large number of indigenous deaths.

He describes the extensive torture, murder, and mutilation of the Natives, referring to them as “innocent Sheep” who were “assaulted” by the Spanish colonizers.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 10 Augustat The account is one of the first attempts by destfuccion Spanish writer of the colonial era to depict examples of unfair treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Desturccion conquest of the Greater Antillesparticularly the island of Hispaniola.

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Public domain Public domain false false. The reason why De Las Casas did not mention the number of indigenous deaths caused by old world diseases is destriccion a political one. Wikisource has original text related to this article: During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread.

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This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. De Las Casas supported the df Spanish colonial experiment in the Americas, while condemning the abuse of the indigenous people. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that marks a significant moment in the way 21st century colonial Latin American historians would address world 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.

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El protector de indios. Retrieved from ” https: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. On the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish were herding people into a straw building and brefisima fire to it, burning the occupants alive. The purpose of A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies was to convince the King of Spain to take action on the mistreatment of the indigenous people of the Americas.

The brevizima is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. 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. A short account of the destruction of the Indies.

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His account was largely responsible rrelacion 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. He described extensive use of torture, murder, and mutilation against the Natives by the Spaniards. History of Political Thought. The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Ihdias Legend against Spain.

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It was written for Charles I of Spain.

The book has been critiqued for centuries for its reliability about the treatment of the indigenous people and the number of indigenous people who died as a result of the mistreatment by the Spanish conquistadors. File change date and time If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Las Casas was one of the first advocates for the indigenous people.

University of New Mexico Press. 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 aims to improve the conditions of Indian subjects in Spanish dominions.

It was republished inby Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburch, alongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.