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Get this from a library! Apologética historia sumaria.. [Bartolomé de las Casas; Edmundo O’Gorman]. Apologética historia sumaria / Fray Bartolomé de las Casas ; edición preparada por Edmundo O’Gorman, con un estudio preliminar, apéndices y un índice de. Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Bartholomé de Las Casas, Apologética historia sumaria. Manuscript, early 19th century. Arguably one of the truly.

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An interpretation of his life and writings. Paologetica resulted in a new resolution to be presented to viceroy Mendoza. Even though he repented that position later in his life and included an apology in his History of the Indies[99] some later criticism held him responsible for the institution of the Atlantic slave trade. Spanish claims of universal jurisdiction then and now.

Bartolomé de las Casas

However, the reforms were so unpopular back in the New World that riots broke out and threats were made against Las Casas’s life. In he wrote a letter to Garcia ManriqueCount of Osornoprotesting again the mistreatment of the Indians and advocating a return to his original reform plan of Orbis Booksp. The rumours even included him among the dead. Las Casas’s point of view can be described as being heavily against some of the Spanish methods of colonization, which, as he described them, inflicted great losses on the indigenous occupants of the islands.

Las Casas worked there in adverse conditions for the following months, being constantly harassed by the Spanish pearl fishers of Cubagua island who traded slaves for alcohol with the natives.

Three Hieronymite monks, Luis de FigueroaBernardino de Manzanedo and Alonso de Santo Domingo, were selected as commissioners to take over the authority of the Indies. This required the establishment of self-governing Indian communities on the land of colonists — who would themselves organize to provide the labor for their patron.


When his preaching met with resistance, he realized that he would have to go to Spain to fight there against the enslavement and abuse of the native people. Archived from the original on Las Casas as Bishop: Why do you keep them so oppressed and exhausted, without giving them enough to eat or curing them of the sicknesses apologehica incur from the excessive labor you give them, and they die, or rather you kill them, in order to extract and acquire gold every wumaria.

InLas Casas was studying a passage in the book Ecclesiasticus Sirach [22] Toward a Spirituality of Solidarity”.

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I also identify the genre of the juridical gloss as the rhetorical and stylistic device upon which Las Casas conceptualized and organized the writing of his prose. However, it did not succeed.

In he rented a cell at the College of San Gregoriowhere he lived with his assistant and friend Fray Rodrigo de Ladrada. He showed that this arrangement could easily be maintained and gold still be extracted at a profit.

Bishop of Chiapas 19 Dec — 11 Sep Resigned. Even some histogia Las Casas’s enemies, such as Toribio de Benavente Motoliniareported many gruesome atrocities committed against the Indians by the colonizers. Another Face of Empire. The Hispanic American Historical Review. Archived from the original on September 23, The recruitment drive was difficult, and during the process the power relation shifted at court when Chancellor Sauvage, Las Casas’s main supporter, unexpectedly died.

From the Baroque to the Modern, — 1st Verso pbk [ printing] ed. Las Casas maintained that they were fully human and that forcefully subjugating them was unjustifiable. Scholar’s Press for Emory University. Arriving as one of the first Spanish and European settlers in the AmericasLas Casas initially participated in, but eventually felt compelled to oppose the abuses committed by colonists against the Ssumaria Americans. In MayLas Casas was forced to travel back to Spain to denounce to the regent the failure of the Hieronymite reforms.

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Benjamin Keen likewise did not consider Las Casas to have had usmaria substantial impact on the slave trade, which was well in place before he began writing. He also informed the Theologians of Salamancaled by Francisco de Vitoriaof the mass baptism practiced by the Franciscans, resulting in a dictum condemning the practice as sacrilegious. The New Laws were finally repealed on October 20,and riots broke out against Las Casas, with shots being fired against him by angry colonists. He also argues that Las Casas sumqria to realize that by seeking to replace indigenous spirituality with Christianity, he was undertaking a religious colonialism that was more intrusive than the sumagia one.

He served in the Spanish court for the remainder of his life; there he held great influence over Indies-related issues.

The first edition in translation was published in Dutch induring the religious persecution of Dutch Protestants by the Spanish crown, followed by editions in FrenchEnglishand German — all countries where religious wars were raging.