A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Author: Bartolome Las Casas
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-03-25
ISBN 10: 0141912693
ISBN 13: 9780141912691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies Book Review:

Bartolomé 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.

An Account Much Abbreviated of the Destruction of the Indies

An Account  Much Abbreviated  of the Destruction of the Indies
Author: Bartolomé De Las Casas
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003-09-15
ISBN 10: 1603844945
ISBN 13: 9781603844949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Account Much Abbreviated of the Destruction of the Indies Book Review:

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.

Spanish Imperialism and the Political Imagination

Spanish Imperialism and the Political Imagination
Author: Anthony Pagden
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300076608
ISBN 13: 0300076606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spanish Imperialism and the Political Imagination Book Review:

From the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, Spain was regarded as a unique social and political community--the most exalted, the most feared, the most despised, and the most discussed since the Roman Empire. In this important book, Anthony Pagden offers an incisive analysis of the lasting influence of the Spanish Empire in the history of early modern Europe and of its place in the European and SpanishAmerican political imagination.

History of the Indies

History of the Indies
Author: Bartolomé de las Casas
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1971
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173004878270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Another Face of Empire

Another Face of Empire
Author: Daniel Castro
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2007-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780822339397
ISBN 13: 0822339390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another Face of Empire Book Review:

Separating historical reality from myth, this book provides a nuanced, revisionist assessment of the friar's career, writings, and political activities.

The Devastation of the Indies

The Devastation of the Indies
Author: Bartolomé de Las Casas
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1992-02
ISBN 10: 9780801844300
ISBN 13: 0801844304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devastation of the Indies Book Review:

Originally published: New York: Seabury Press, 1974.

Bartolom de Las Casas

Bartolom   de Las Casas
Author: Paul S. Vickery
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0809143674
ISBN 13: 9780809143672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bartolom de Las Casas Book Review:

"Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566) came to the New World in pursuit of material wealth, became virtually a slave owner, and ended up suddenly and dramatically turning his life around to become a Dominican friar and the first great champion of the Native Americans. Daring to challenge the Spanish encontienda system, which was little more than a justification of forced labor, Las Casas, in the spirit of the great Hebrew Prophets, spoke out unequivocally for justice and freedom for oppressed peoples. His The Only Way, which argued that the native peoples of the Americas are fully human, can rightly be called one of the seminal documents of American Catholic social justice." "In this biography, Paul Vickery focuses especially upon Las Casas's "conversion" journey. Drawing upon Las Casas's own words and actions, Vickery describes the historical setting and specific events leading up to Las Casas's spiritual awakening and then interprets this experience in light of his message for us today. Students of history, Western civilization, and social justice will find here an original and provocative text about Colonial Latin America and Native American studies, while students of ethics will find much food for thought in its treatment of questions of conscience and the moral choices with which we are confronted."--BOOK JACKET.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the West Indies Graphyco Annotated Edition

A Short Account of the Destruction of the West Indies  Graphyco Annotated Edition
Author: Bartolomé Casas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798670640992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Account of the Destruction of the West Indies Graphyco Annotated Edition Book Review:

"God is the one who always remembers those whom history has forgotten." A Short Account of the Destruction of the West Indies is an account written by about the mistreatment of and atrocities committed against the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Bartolomé de las Casas (1544-1550) was a 16th-century Spanish friar, priest, landowner and bishop who is famed as an historian and social reformer.

The History of the Indies of New Spain

The History of the Indies of New Spain
Author: Diego Durán
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780806126494
ISBN 13: 0806126493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Indies of New Spain Book Review:

An unabridged translation of a 16th century Dominican friar's history of the Aztec world before the Spanish conquest, based on a now-lost Nahuatl chronicle and interviews with Aztec informants. Duran traces the history of the Aztecs from their mythic origins to the destruction of the empire, and describes the court life of the elite, the common people, and life in times of flood, drought, and war. Includes an introduction and annotations providing background on recent studies of colonial Mexico, and 62 b&w illustrations from the original manuscript. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Key Cultural Texts in Translation

Key Cultural Texts in Translation
Author: Kirsten Malmkjær,Adriana Şerban,Fransiska Louwagie
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 9027264368
ISBN 13: 9789027264367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Cultural Texts in Translation Book Review:

In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular relevance to other (target) cultures. The chapters investigate cultural transfers and differences realised through translation and reflect critically upon the implications of these with regard to matters of cultural identity. The book offers an important contribution to cultural approaches in translation studies, with ramifications across different disciplines, including literary studies, history, philosophy, and gender studies. The chapters offer a range of cultural and methodological frameworks and are written by scholars from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds, Western and Eastern.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Author: Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 0197537294
ISBN 13: 9780197537299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Book Review:

An update of a popular work that takes on the myths of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, featuring a new afterword. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest reveals how the Spanish invasions in the Americas have been conceived and presented, misrepresented and misunderstood, in the five centuries since Columbus first crossed the Atlantic. This book is a unique and provocative synthesis of ideas and themes that were for generations debated or perpetuated without question in academic and popular circles. The 2003 edition became the foundation stone of a scholarly turn since called The New Conquest History. Each of the book's seven chapters describes one "myth," or one aspect of the Conquest that has been distorted or misrepresented, examines its roots, and explodes its fallacies and misconceptions. Using a wide array of primary and secondary sources, written in a scholarly but readable style, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest explains why Columbus did not set out to prove the world was round, the conquistadors were not soldiers, the native Americans did not take them for gods, Cort�s did not have a unique vision of conquest procedure, and handfuls of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. Conquest realities were more complex--and far more fascinating--than conventional histories have related, and they featured a more diverse cast of protagonists-Spanish, Native American, and African. This updated edition of a key event in the history of the Americas critically examines the book's arguments, how they have held up, and why they prompted the rise of a New Conquest History.

Indian Freedom

Indian Freedom
Author: Bartolomé de las Casas
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781556127175
ISBN 13: 1556127170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Freedom Book Review:

"Intended for classroom use, work contains 47 pages from Las Casas' life of Columbus plus 24 other selections"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies Or a Faithful Narrative of the Horrid and Unexampled Massacres Committed by the Popish Spanish Pa

A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies  Or  a Faithful Narrative of the Horrid and Unexampled Massacres Committed by the Popish Spanish Pa
Author: Bartolome De Las Casas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2011-08
ISBN 10: 9781849023412
ISBN 13: 1849023417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies Or a Faithful Narrative of the Horrid and Unexampled Massacres Committed by the Popish Spanish Pa Book Review:

Bartolome de las Casas's A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies stands as one of history's most damning narratives of Spanish colonization that was ever written. Las Casas chronicled gory details of Spanish mistreatment of the native American Indians, an abuse which led to entire communities being wiped out. This account eventually provoked the Spanish crown to enact laws intended to protect the Indians, and earned Bartolome de las Casas the title 'Defender of the Indians.'

In Defense of the Indians

In Defense of the Indians
Author: Bartolomé de las Casas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 385
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780875805566
ISBN 13: 0875805566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of the Indians Book Review:

Contains primary source material.

A History of the Colonization of Africa by Alien Races

A History of the Colonization of Africa by Alien Races
Author: Harry Johnston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1899
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066541742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Colonization of Africa by Alien Races Book Review:

The Destruction of the European Jews

The Destruction of the European Jews
Author: Raul Hilberg
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 1388
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300095920
ISBN 13: 0300095929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Destruction of the European Jews Book Review:

Examines the history of persecution against European Jews, discusses the definition of a Jew according to the German regime, and describes the processes through which Jews were eliminated during the Holocaust years."

A Short History of the West Indies

A Short History of the West Indies
Author: J H (John Horace) 1914-1982 Parry
Publsiher: Hassell Street Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781015174528
ISBN 13: 1015174523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the West Indies Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Of Fear and Strangers A History of Xenophobia

Of Fear and Strangers  A History of Xenophobia
Author: George Makari
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0393652017
ISBN 13: 9780393652017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Fear and Strangers A History of Xenophobia Book Review:

A startling work of historical sleuthing and synthesis, Of Fear and Strangers reveals the forgotten histories of xenophobia—and what they mean for us today. By 2016, it was impossible to ignore an international resurgence of xenophobia. What had happened? Looking for clues, psychiatrist and historian George Makari started out in search of the idea’s origins. To his astonishment, he discovered an unfolding series of never-told stories. While a fear and hatred of strangers may be ancient, he found that the notion of a dangerous bias called "xenophobia" arose not so long ago. Coined by late-nineteenth-century doctors and political commentators and popularized by an eccentric stenographer, xenophobia emerged alongside Western nationalism, colonialism, mass migration, and genocide. Makari chronicles the concept’s rise, from its popularization and perverse misuse to its spread as an ethical principle in the wake of a series of calamites that culminated in the Holocaust, and its sudden reappearance in the twenty-first century. He investigates xenophobia’s evolution through the writings of figures such as Joseph Conrad, Albert Camus, and Richard Wright, and innovators like Walter Lippmann, Sigmund Freud, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frantz Fanon. Weaving together history, philosophy, and psychology, Makari offers insights into varied, related ideas such as the conditioned response, the stereotype, projection, the Authoritarian Personality, the Other, and institutional bias. Masterful, original, and elegantly written, Of Fear and Strangers offers us a unifying paradigm by which we might more clearly comprehend how irrational anxiety and contests over identity sweep up groups and lead to the dark headlines of division so prevalent today.

Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition

Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition
Author: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-06-25
ISBN 10: 1440630542
ISBN 13: 9781440630545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition Book Review:

The New World story of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his own words This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey endured by the men after a shipwreck forced them to make a westward journey on foot from present-day Florida through Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight brief chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the scores of natural and human obstacles they encountered as they made their way across an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account offers a trove of ethnographic information, including descriptions and interpretations of native cultures, making it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies

Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies
Author: NA NA
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN 10: 1137080590
ISBN 13: 9781137080592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies Book Review:

In 1492, previously separate worlds collided and began to merge, often painfully, into the world-system in which we live today. Columbus's four Atlantic voyages (1492-1504) helped link Africa, Europe, and the Americas in a conflicted economic and cultural symbiosis. These carefully selected documents describe the voyages and their immediate impact on Europe and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Symcox and Sullivan's engaging introduction presents Columbus as neither hero nor villain, but as a significant historical actor who improvised responses to a changed world. Document headnotes provide context for understanding Columbus's voyages within the broader context of fifteenth-century Europe and the policies of the Spanish crown. Maps, illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography invite students to analyze and interpret the documents.