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He wrote a letter asking for permission to stay in Spain a little longer in order to argue for the Emperor that conversion and colonization were best achieved by peaceful means. This was easier thought than done, as most of the people who were in positions of power were themselves either encomenderos or otherwise profiting from the influx of wealth from the Indies.

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Las Casas himself was granted the official title of Protector of the Indiansand given a yearly salary of one hundred pesos. Originally planned as a six-volume work, each volume describes a decade of the history of the Indies from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in toand most of it is an eye-witness account. Ancestral domain Free, prior and informed consent Intellectual property Land rights Language Self-determination in Australia in Canada in the United States Traditional knowledge ecological medical Treaty rights.

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. He showed that this arrangement could easily be maintained and gold still be extracted at a profit.

Hays historical novel The Takers of the Citypublished in Bartholomew de Las Casas: All the Indian slaves of the New World should be brought to live in these towns and become tribute paying subjects to the King.

And they equaled many nations of this world that are renowned and considered civilized, and they surpassed many others, and to none were they inferior. He oversaw the construction of a monastery in Puerto Plata on the north coast of Hispaniola, subsequently serving as prior of the convent.


In he began working on his History of the Indies in order to report many of the experiences he had witnessed at first hand in the conquest and colonization of New Spain. Because of the fact that the land had not been jistoria to conquer by military means, the governor of Guatemala, Alonso de Maldonadoapoloetica to sign a contract promising that if the venture was successful he would not establish any new encomiendas in the area.

Bishop of Chiapas 19 Dec — 11 Sep Resigned.

Spanish claims of universal jurisdiction then and now. As a result, in he gave up his Indian slaves and encomiendaand advocated, before King Charles V, Holy Roman Emperoron sumraia of rights for the natives.

Apologetica historia sumaria / Apologetics summary history 1

Edited and translated by George Sanderlin Maryknoll: Las Casas defended himself by writing two treatises on the “Just Title” — arguing that the only legality with which the Spaniards could apilogetica titles over realms in the New World was through peaceful proselytizing. This book, written a decade earlier and shmaria to the attention of then-prince Philip II of Spaincontained accounts of the abuses committed by some Spaniards against Native Americans during the early stages of colonization.

One detractor, the abolitionist David Walkercalled Las Casas a “wretch The hjstoria is apologetic because it is written as a defense of the cultural level of the Indians, arguing throughout that indigenous peoples of the Americas were just as civilized as the RomanGreek and Egyptian civilizations—and more civilized than some European civilizations.

It was republished several times by groups that were critical of the Spanish realm for political or religious reasons. Historia y obra desconocidas. Las Casas returned to Spain, leaving behind many conflicts and unresolved issues. Protector of the Indians. Las Casas feared that at the rate the exploitation was proceeding it would be too late to hinder their apologeyica unless action were taken rapidly.

The recruitment drive was difficult, and during the process the power relation shifted at court when Chancellor Sumraia, Las Casas’s main supporter, unexpectedly died. The rumours even included him among the dead. The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodore de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain.


Writing of Bartolome de Las Casas. I am not sure whether or not there will be an English edition to come out soon. Sauvage spoke highly of Las Casas to the King, who appointed Las Casas and Sauvage to write a new plan for reforming the governmental system of the Indies. Las Casas worked to recruit a large number of peasants who would want to travel to the Islands, where they would be given lands to farm, cash advances, and the tools and resources they needed to establish themselves there. Translated and edited by Sullivan In the Catholic Churchthe Dominicans introduced his cause for canonization in 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.

In addition, his critique towards the colonizers served to bring awareness to his audience on the true meaning of Christianity, to dismantle any misconceptions on evangelization. It has also been noted that exaggeration of numbers was the norm in apologftica in 16th-century accounts, and both contemporary detractors and supporters of Las Casas were guilty of similar exaggerations.

Las Casas suggested a plan where the encomienda would be abolished and Indians would be congregated into self-governing townships to become tribute-paying vassals of histoira King. As Ocampo’s ships began returning with slaves from the land Las Casas had been granted, he went to Hispaniola suumaria complain to the Audiencia.

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. Approaches to Las Casas, —”. Las Casas arrived in Spain with the plan of convincing the King to end the encomienda system. The Emperor sent Pedro de la Gascaa friend of Las Casas, to reinstate the rule of law, and he in turn defeated Pizarro.