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Get this from a library! Apologética historia sumaria.. [Bartolomé de las Casas; Edmundo O’Gorman]. Apologética historia sumaria / Fray Bartolomé de las Casas ; edición preparada por Edmundo O’Gorman, con un estudio preliminar, apéndices y un índice de. Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Bartholomé de Las Casas, Apologética historia sumaria. Manuscript, early 19th century. Arguably one of the truly.

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This was easier thought than done, as most of the people who were in positions of power were themselves either encomenderos or otherwise profiting from the influx of wealth from the Indies. His party made it as far as Panamabut had to turn back to Nicaragua due to adverse weather.

Early in Las Casas left the settlement to complain to the authorities.

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Las Casas’s legacy has been highly controversial. Some privileges were also granted to the initial 50 shareholders in Las Casas’s scheme. He is also featured in the Guatemalan quetzal one cent Q0.

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They surpassed also the English and the French and some of the people of our own Spain; and they were incomparably superior to countless others, in having good customs histria lacking many evil ones. Las Casas was disappointed and infuriated. Later in life, he retracted this position, as he regarded all forms of slavery as equally wrong.

A highly anticipated book on Las Casas! A new interpretation based on his holograph petition in the Hans P. During this time the Hieronimytes had time to form histora more pragmatic view of the situation than the one advocated by Las Casas; their position was precarious as every encomendero on the Islands was fiercely against any attempts to curtail their use of native labour.

The book became an important element in the creation and propagation of the so-called Black Legend — the tradition of describing the Spanish empire as exceptionally morally corrupt and violent. Opposition to Las Casas reached its climax in historography with Spanish right-wing, nationalist historians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries constructing a pro-Spanish White Legendarguing that the Spanish Empire was benevolent and just and denying any adverse consequences of Spanish colonialism.


Even though he repented that position later in his life and included an apology in his History of the Indies[99] some later criticism held him responsible for the institution of the Atlantic slave trade. Those who survived the journey were ill-received, and had to work hard even to survive in the hostile colonies. The Viceroy of New Spainhimself an encomendero, decided not to implement the laws in his domain, and instead sent a party to Spain to argue against the laws on behalf of the encomenderos.

Duke University Press, Las Casas was resolved to see Prince Charles who resided in Historaibut on his way there he passed Madrid and delivered to the regents a written sumariz of the situation in the Indies and his proposed remedies.

In the 20th century, he has been criticized for being historka the founders of the transatlantic slave trade. Also inbefore venturing into Tuzulutlan, Las Casas went to OaxacaMexicoto participate in a series of discussions and debates among the bishops of the Dominican and Franciscan orders. One detractor, the abolitionist David Walkercalled Las Casas a “wretch The encomenderos offered to buy the rights to the encomiendas from the crown, and Charles V was inclined to accept since his wars had left him in deep economic troubles.

Demographic studies such as those of colonial Mexico by Sherburne F. In his early writings, he advocated the use of African slaves instead of Natives in the West-Indian colonies. I have sought to determine whether the relationship among his works can be charted on the basis of canon law instead of civil law or theology, for example as his disciplinary foundation.

This was meant simply to halt the decimation of the Indian population and to give the surviving Indians time to reconstitute themselves. Three Hieronymite monks, Luis de FigueroaBernardino de Manzanedo and Alonso de Santo Domingo, were selected as commissioners to take over the authority of the Indies.


Historis he wrote a letter to Garcia ManriqueCount of Osornoprotesting again the mistreatment of the Indians and advocating a return to his original reform plan of Its release date should be very soon.

Bartolomé de las Casas

The New Laws were finally repealed on Apologegica 20,and riots broke out against Las Casas, with shots being fired against him by angry colonists. The judges then deliberated on the arguments presented for several months before coming to a verdict.

For other uses, see Las Casas disambiguation. The Cause of Bartolome de las Casas. Retrieved from ” https: Las Casas maintained that they were fully human and that forcefully subjugating them was unjustifiable.

They did revoke some encomiendas from Spaniards, especially those who were living in Spain and not on the islands themselves; they even repossessed the encomienda of Fonseca, the Bishop of Burgos.

Liberation of the Oppressed.

During the next years, he divided his time between being a colonist and his duties as an ordained priest. Retrieved 12 October That said, finding fifty men willing to invest ducats each and three years of unpaid work proved impossible for Las Casas. Las Casas was finally convinced that all the actions of the Spanish in the New World had been illegal and that they constituted a great injustice.


Bartolome de las Casas. Apologetic History

This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Las Casas became a hacendado and slave owner, receiving a piece of land in the province of Cibao.

An Encyclopedia of Archeology and Traditional Culture.

Historia de Las Indias vol. It has also been suggested that the atrocities that Las Casas described were exaggerated or even invented, but that is not generally considered likely as Las Casas was far from the only person to be deeply worried about abuse and mistreatment of the Indians.

An sunaria of his life and writings.