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Clayton, Lawrence A.

Bartolom de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas

Clayton, Lawrence A. - Bartolom de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas, ebook

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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

Keywords: Latin American & Caribbean History, Spanish conquest, Spanish empire, conquest of Mexico, conquest of Peru, the encounter, Columbus, Cortez, Aztec

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
208 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444392722
Printed ISBN
9781405194280

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