By Bartolomé De Las Casas,Franklin W. Knight,Andrew Hurley
Fifty years after the arriving of Columbus, on the top of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas devoted his Brevísima Relación de los angeles Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the local peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in terrible aspect atrocities it attributes to the king’s colonists within the New global. the result's a withering indictment of the conquerors that has forged a 500-year shadow over the next heritage of that international and the eu colonization of it.
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An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies: And Related Texts (Hackett Classics) by Bartolomé De Las Casas,Franklin W. Knight,Andrew Hurley