Bartolom de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas

Bartolom   de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas

Daniel Castro, however, takes another view in his interesting and provocative Another Face of Empire: Bartolomé de las Casas, Human Rights and Ecclesiastical Imperialism (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006).

Author: Lawrence A. Clayton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392739

Category: History

Page: 208

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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 Bartolomé 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 Columbus’s voyages Argues that Las Casas, ‘protector of Indians,' was primarily motivated by Scripture in his crusade for justice and equality for American Indians Draws on the 14 volume Complete Works of Las Casas as a window into his mind and actions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
Categories: History

Bartolom de Las Casas

Bartolom   de Las Casas

Bartolomé de Las Casas contra los negros? Madrid: Editorial Mundo Negro, 1991. . “Cronología comprada de las intervenciones de las Casas y Vitoria en los asuntos de América.” In Carolos Soria, OP, ed. I Diritti dell'Uomo el la Pace nel ...

Author: Paul S. Vickery

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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"Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566) came to the New World in pursuit of material wealth, became virtually a slave owner, and ended up suddenly and dramatically turning his life around to become a Dominican friar and the first great champion of the Native Americans. Daring to challenge the Spanish encontienda system, which was little more than a justification of forced labor, Las Casas, in the spirit of the great Hebrew Prophets, spoke out unequivocally for justice and freedom for oppressed peoples. His The Only Way, which argued that the native peoples of the Americas are fully human, can rightly be called one of the seminal documents of American Catholic social justice." "In this biography, Paul Vickery focuses especially upon Las Casas's "conversion" journey. Drawing upon Las Casas's own words and actions, Vickery describes the historical setting and specific events leading up to Las Casas's spiritual awakening and then interprets this experience in light of his message for us today. Students of history, Western civilization, and social justice will find here an original and provocative text about Colonial Latin America and Native American studies, while students of ethics will find much food for thought in its treatment of questions of conscience and the moral choices with which we are confronted."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Unheard Voice of Law in Bartolom de Las Casas s Brev sima Relaci n de la Destruici n de las Indias

The Unheard Voice of Law in Bartolom   de Las Casas   s Brev  sima Relaci  n de la Destruici  n de las Indias

In Bartolomé de las Casas, Obras Completas, 6:201–214. Madrid: Alianza, 1998. Arias, Santa. “Bartolomé de las Casas's Sacred Place in History.” In Mapping Colonial Spanish America: Places and Commonplaces of Identity, Culture, ...

Author: David T. Orique

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000365344

Category: History

Page: 380

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The Unheard Voice of Law in Bartolomé de las Casas’s Brevísima relación de la destruición de las Indias reinterprets Las Casas’s controversial treatise as a legal document, whose legal character is linked to civil and ecclesial genres of the Early Modern and late Renaissance juridical tradition. Bartolomé de las Casas proclaimed: "I have labored to inquire about, study, and discern the law; I have plumbed the depths and have reached the headwaters." The Unheard Voice also plumbs the depths of Las Casas’s voice of law in his widely read and highly controversial Brevísima relación—a legal document published and debated since the 16th century. This original reinterpretation of his Very Brief Account uncovers the juridical approach voiced in his defense of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. The Unheard Voice innovatively asserts that the Brevísima relación’s legal character is intimately linked to civil and ecclesial genres of the late Renaissance juridical tradition. This paradigm-shifting book contextualizes the formation of Las Casas’s juridical voice in canon law and theology—initially as a secular cleric, subsequently as a Dominican friar, and finally as a diocesan bishop—and demonstrates how his experienced juridical voice fought for justice in trans-Atlantic debates about Indigenous peoples’ level of humanity, religious freedom, enslavement, and conquest. Reaching the headwaters of Las Casas’s hitherto unheard juridical voice of law in the Brevísima relación provides readers with a previously unheard interpretation—an appealing voice for readers and students of this powerful Early Modern text that still resonates today. The Unheard Voice of Law is a valuable companion text for many in the disciplines of literature, history, theology, law, and philosophy who read Bartolomé de las Casas’s Very Brief Account and study his life, labor, and legacy.
Categories: History

The Life and Writings of Bartolome de Las Casas

The Life and Writings of Bartolome de Las Casas

[ Biermann , Benno M. , O.P. " Lascasiana : unedierte documente von Fray Bartolomé de las Casas , " Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum , XXVI ( 1957 ) , 337-358 . Nos . 31A , 56A , 57A , 60. ] Biermann , Benno M. , O.P. " Zwei Briefe von ...

Author: Henry Raup Wagner

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172012226415

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 344

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Bartolomé de las Casas spent 50 years of his life actively fighting slavery and the violent colonial abuse of indigenous peoples, especially by trying to convince the Spanish court to adopt a more humane policy of colonization. And although he failed to save the indigenous peoples of the Western Indies, his efforts resulted in several improvements in the legal status of the natives, and in an increased colonial focus on the ethics of colonialism. Las Casas is often seen as one of the first advocates for universal Human Rights. he was also appointed as Bishop of Chiapas, a newly established diocese of which he took possession in 1545 upon his return to the New World. He was consecrated in the Dominican Church of San Pablo on march 30th 1544, the ceremonied being officiated by two Bishops instead of by archbishop Loaysa who strongly disliked Las Casas.[54] As a Bishop Las Casas was involved in frequent conflicts with the encomenderos and secular of his diocese, among them the conquistador Bernal Díaz del Castillo. In a Pastoral letter issued on march 20th 1545 he refused absolution to slave owners and encomenderos even on their death bed, unless all their slaves had been set free and their property restituted to them.[55] Las Casas furthermore threatened that anyone who mistreated Indians within his jurisdiction would be ex-communicated. He also came into conflict with the Bishop of Guatemala Francisco Marroquín, to whose jurisdiction the diocese had previously belonged. Bishop Marroquín openly defied the New Laws to Las Casas's dismay. The New Laws were repealed on October 20, 1545, and riots broke out against Las Casas.[55] After a year he had made himself so unpopular among the Spaniards of the area that he had to leave.
Categories: Indians of North America

Bartolome de Las Casas and Thomas More s Utopia

Bartolome de Las Casas and Thomas More s Utopia

FRAY BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS since that is enough . And besides that , Jamaica. 26 iá dicho , de suyo los han de tener . y en tanta abundancia que puedan render muchos dellos . El pan , ellos lo han de trabajar y sembrar ; los ganados ...

Author: Victor N. Baptiste


ISBN: UOM:39015021831766

Category: Indian literature

Page: 76

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Categories: Indian literature

The First America

The First America

3 For his conversion see Bartolomé de las Casas , Historia de las Indias , ed . Agustín Millares Carlo and Lewis Hanke , 3 vols . ( Mexico , 1951 ) , III , 92–100 . 4 A general guide to Las Casas is Juan Friede and Benjamin Keen , eds .

Author: D. A. Brading

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521447968

Category: History

Page: 782

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This book, designed and written on a grand scale, is about the quest over three centuries of Spaniards born in the New World to define their 'American' identity.
Categories: History

Early Modern Spain

Early Modern Spain

Bartolomé de Las Casas , Thirty Propositions ( 1552 ) One of the first people to protest Spain's treatment of the Indians was Bartolomé de Las Casas ( 1474-1566 ) . Las Casas went to the New World as a soldier in 1502 , and after ...

Author: Jon Cowans

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812218450

Category: History

Page: 290

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"It is difficult to think of a better way of introducing students to the rich diversity of Hispanic civilization in the Golden Age and Enlightenment than through the pages of this book."—History
Categories: History

Territories of History

Territories of History

Indeed, Menendez Pidal used passages such as these to bolster his interpretation of Las Casas as paranoiac, finding his "presumptuous ... Gil-Bermejo Garcia, "Fray Bartolome de las Casas y el 'Quijote,'" in Estudios Lascasianos, 351-61.

Author: Sarah H. Beckjord

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271045436

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Categories: Philosophy

Poverty and Morality

Poverty and Morality

Bartolomé de las Casas Thomas observed that human reason is able to advance gradually from less to more knowledge as it reflects changing contingent circumstances on the practical relevance of the general principles of the natural ...

Author: William A. Galston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139491068

Category: Philosophy


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This multi-authored book explores the ways that many influential ethical traditions - secular and religious, Western and non-Western - wrestle with the moral dimensions of poverty and the needs of the poor. These traditions include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, among the religious perspectives; classical liberalism, feminism, liberal-egalitarianism, and Marxism, among the secular; and natural law, which might be claimed by both. The basic questions addressed by each of these traditions are linked to several overarching themes: what poverty is, the particular vulnerabilities of high-risk groups, responsibility for the occurrence of poverty, preferred remedies, how responsibility for its alleviation is distributed, and priorities in the delivery of assistance. This volume features an introduction to the types, scope, and causes of poverty in the modern world and concludes with Michael Walzer's broadly conceived commentary, which provides a direct comparison of the presented views and makes suggestions for further study and policy.
Categories: Philosophy

Africa and the Americas

Africa and the Americas

Bartolomé De Las Casas, bishop of Chiapas, is regarded as the most influential figure of the movement for the protection and freedom of the Indians in the early years of the Spanish colonization of America. He is also remembered for his ...

Author: Richard M. Juang

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094417

Category: Political Science

Page: 1215

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This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. * Over 100 expert contributors--a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines * A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic
Categories: Political Science