An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies
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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.
192 pages; ISBN 9781603845120
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Title: An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies
Author: Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley