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An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies, and Related Texts

ISBN13: 9780872206267
ISBN: 0872206262
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $37.95
Publisher: Hackett Pub Co
Published Date:
Pages: 192
Average Goodreads rating: 3.75/5 (31 ratings)

Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific detail atrocities it attributes to the king’s colonists in the New World. The result is a withering indictment of the conquerors that has cast a 500-year shadow over the subsequent history of that world and the European colonization of it.