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Having resigned the Bishopric of Chiapas, Las Casas spent the rest of his life working closely with the imperial court in matters relating to the Indies. Approaches to Las Casas, —”. In order to make the proposal palatable to the King, Las Casas had to incorporate the prospect of profits for the royal treasury. It has also been suggested that the atrocities that Las Casas described were exaggerated or even invented, but that is not generally considered likely as Las Casas was far from the only person to be deeply worried about abuse and mistreatment of the Indians.

It found its final form inwhen he was working in the Colegio de San Gregorio. Retrieved from ” https: One persistent point of criticism has been Las Casas’s repeated suggestions of replacing Indian with African slave labor. Inhe finished his Historia General de las Indias and signed it over to the College of San Gregorio, stipulating that it could not be published until after forty years. Early in Las Casas left the settlement to complain to the authorities.

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In the Catholic Churchthe Dominicans introduced his cause for canonization in Kraus Collection of Hispanic American Aoplogetica. The book became an important element in the creation and propagation of the so-called Black Legend — the tradition of describing the Spanish empire as exceptionally morally corrupt and violent.

A new interpretation based on his holograph petition in the Hans P. The text, writtenstarts by describing its hitsoria Also inbefore venturing into Tuzulutlan, Las Casas went to OaxacaMexicoto participate in a series of discussions and debates among the bishops of the Dominican and Franciscan orders.

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Translated and edited by Sullivan In fact it was not published for years, finally being done so in A new era of Las Casas studies has arrived! Las Casas appointed a vicar for his diocese and set out for Europe in Decemberarriving in Lisbon in April and in Spain on November This was meant simply to halt the decimation of the Indian population and to give the yistoria Indians time to reconstitute themselves.

In a pastoral letter issued on March 20,Las Casas refused absolution to slave owners and encomenderos even on their death bed, unless all their slaves had been set free and their property returned to them.

Its release date should be very soon. Arriving in Spain he was met by a barrage of accusations, many of them based on his Confesionario and its 12 rules, which many of his opponents found to be in essence a denial of the legitimacy of Spanish rule of its colonies, and hence a form of treason. One matter in which he invested much effort was the political situation of the Viceroyalty of Peru. In the end, he ended up leaving in November with just a small group of peasants, paying for the venture with money borrowed from his brother in-law.

Las Casas’s strategy was to teach Christian songs to merchant Indian Christians who then ventured into the area. On what authority have you waged such detestable wars against these people who dealt quietly and peacefully on their own lands? Furthermore, he identifies the influence of Las Casas on certain figures in the School of Salamanca. Motolinia would later be a fierce critic of Las Casas, accusing him of being all talk and no action when it came to converting the Indians. The School of Ihstoria.

Founded inthere was already a small Franciscan monastery in Cumana, and a Dominican one at Chiribichi, but the monks there were being harassed by Spaniards operating slave raids from the nearby Island of Cubagua. In this new office Las Casas was expected to serve as an advisor to the new governors with regard to Indian issues, to speak the case of the Indians in court and send reports back to Spain.

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Apologetica historia sumaria / Apologetics summary history 1

One detractor, the abolitionist David Walkercalled Las Casas a “wretch The judge, Fray Domingo de Sotosummarised the arguments. The tragic outcome of Las Casas’s great mainland adventure made him turn his life in a new direction.

This page was apologwtica edited on 31 Decemberat He was appointed Bishop of Chiapasbut served only for a short time before he was forced to return to Spain because of resistance to the New Laws by the encomenderosand conflicts with Spanish settlers because of his pro-Indian policies and activist religious stance.

University of Notre Dame. His influence at court was so great that some even considered that he had the final word in choosing the members of the Council of the Indies. It was important for Las Casas that this method be tested without meddling from secular colonists, so he chose a territory in the heart of Guatemala where there were no previous colonies and where the natives were considered fierce and war-like.

Las Casas as Bishop: This book, written a decade earlier and sent 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. He oversaw the construction of simaria monastery in Puerto Plata on the north coast of Hispaniola, subsequently serving as prior of the convent.