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Brevisima Relacion de La Destruccion de Las Indias By Bartolomé de las Casas The painful and violent testimony of cruelties incurred by the Spanish conquistadors in the new world, concisely depicted by Bartolom de Las Casas in his Brev sima relaci n de la destruyci n de las Indias , is both a terrible accusation and a warning addressed at Prince Phillip of Spain By accumulating descriptions of atrocities, slaughters and tortures, while emphasiziThe painful and violent testimony of cruelties incurred by the Spanish conquistadors in the new world, concisely depicted by Bartolom de Las Casas in his Brev sima relaci n de la destruyci n de las Indias , is both a terrible accusation and a warning addressed at Prince Phillip of Spain By accumulating descriptions of atrocities, slaughters and tortures, while emphasizing the deep contrast between the goodness of the natives and the evil spirit of the conquistadors, the dominic priest prophesizes apocalyptic consequences to fall upon Spain as results of the horrors perpetrated by the colonizers, driven by greed and ambition instead of the desire to evangelize and protect the new souls With his revolutionary writing Las Casas intended to share his indignation facing such unjust and unmerciful behaviours, which he attributed to the encomiendas colonial regime, while advocating for a human and pacific evangelization As he had recently done during the famous Valladolid Controversy, he tried to awaken consciences, reaffirming his humanism and universalism through his relentless mission as defender of the oppressed people Spain s political and religious foes took advantage of this libel, integrating it into what would be known as the Spanish Conquest black legend , so it s author became the victim of criticism and resent by Spaniards, who considered that he had contributed to the discredit of his own fatherland.
Bartolomé de las Casas
Bartolom de las Casas, O.P November 1484 18 July 1566 , was a 16th century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed Protector of the Indians His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indias, chronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies and focus particularly on the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the indigenous peoples.In 1515 he reformed his views, gave up his Indian slaves and encomienda, and advocated, before King Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, on behalf of rights for the natives In his early writings he advocated the use of African slaves instead of Natives in the West Indian colonies consequently, criticisms have been leveled at him as being partly responsible for the beginning of the Transatlantic slave trade Later in life, he retracted those early views as he came to see all forms of slavery as equally wrong In 1522 he attempted to launch a new kind of peaceful colonialism on the coast of Venezuela, but this venture failed causing Las Casas to enter the Dominican Order and become a friar, leaving the public scene for a decade He then traveled to Central America undertaking peaceful evangelization among the Maya of Guatemala and participated in debates among the Mexican churchmen about how best to bring the natives to the Christian faith Traveling back to Spain to recruit missionaries, he continued lobbying for the abolition of the encomienda, gaining an important victory by the passing of the New Laws in 1542 He was appointed Bishop of Chiapas, but served only for a short time before he was forced to return to Spain because of resistance to the New Laws by the encomenderos, and conflicts with Spanish settlers because of his pro Indian policies and activist religious stances The remainder of his life was spent at the Spanish court where he held great influence over Indies related issues In 1550 he participated in the Valladolid debate he argued against Juan Gin s de Sep lveda that the Indians were fully human and that forcefully subjugating them was unjustifiable Sep lveda countered that they were less than human and required Spanish masters in order to become civilized.Bartolom 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 humane policy of colonization 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
Brevisima Relacion de La Destruccion de Las Indias By Bartolomé de las Casas
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