A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies download free [PDF and Ebook] by Bartolome Las Casas

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies download free [PDF and Ebook] by Bartolome Las Casas year 1992
  • Book name: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
  • Author: Bartolome Las Casas
  • Release date: 1992/8/19
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780140445626
  • Rating: 7.26 of 10
  • Votes: 815
  • Review by: Ivory Ruff
  • Review rating: 9.17 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/21
  • Total pages: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Bartolome de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in 1542, a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide. Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind, this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that would last for centuries.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H16M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Military History, Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, National Liberation & Independence, Post-colonialism, Political Structure & Processes, General & World History, Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval, Colonialism & Imperialism, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: TXT, DOC, PML, OEB, WORD, PDF, EPUB, PPTX. Compressed in GZ, ZIP, RAR, TAR, TAR.BZ2
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.21 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x11mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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