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Las Casas on Columbus: The Third Voyage (Repertorium Columbianum, 11) [Hardcover]

Las Casas on Columbus: The Third Voyage (Repertorium Columbianum, 11) [Hardcover]

By Bartolome De Las Casas, Jesus Carrillo (Editor), Michael Hammer (Translator), Blair Sullivan (Translator) & Geoffrey Symcox (Editor)
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This edition and translation of Las Casas?s narrative, transmitted in his Historia de las Indias, of Columbus?s third voyage in 1498?1500 to Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria, then on to Hispaniola, completes the coverage of the Columbian voyages contained in volumes 6 and 7 of the Repertorium Columbianum. The narrative opens on a high note with the first European sighting of the mainland of South America, Columbus?s lyrical response to the beauty of its abundant flora and fauna, friendly encounters with the Indians of Paria, and intimations that the expedition might have stumbled onto the threshold of the earthly paradise. It closes, however, in a somber vein with what Las Casas aptly termed the ?fall? of the admiral, who had been ousted from his governorship for mismanagement of the young colony and shipped home ignominiously to face an uncertain reception at the court of Fernando and Isabel. Las Casas?s commentary is largely centered on moral and political issues, particularly on the contradictory implications of Columbus?s actions: on the one hand as the explorer who opened up a new world for Christian evangelization, and on the other as the viceroy whose brutal and ineffective administration of this new world proved so disastrous for its indigenous inhabitants. The former he judges positively and the latter negatively, never mincing his words. Indeed, this fascinating text can be read as a dialogue between Las Casas and Columbus in which Las Casas constantly quotes the admiral?s letters and then glosses them with his own observations, guided by moral and eschatological themes.

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Pages   334
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Brepols Publishers
ISBN  2503511813  
ISBN13  9782503511818  

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More About Bartolome De Las Casas, Jesus Carrillo, Michael Hammer, Blair Sullivan & Geoffrey Symcox

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bartolom de las Casas (Sevilla, 1474-Madrid, 1566). Espa a. En 1502 fue a La Espa ola (hoy Rep blica Dominicana) para hacerse cargo de las propiedades de su padre. Diez a os despu 's fue el primer sacerdote ordenado en Am rica. M 's tarde vivi en Cuba y obtuvo numerosas riquezas gracias a los repartimientos y encomiendas. En 1514 regres a Espa a, y renunci a todas sus propiedades. Afectado por su experiencia americana, pretendi imponer un nuevo modelo de evangelizaci n y se convirti en un ferviente defensor de los derechos de los indios. Sin embargo, su actitud provoc la enemistad de obispos, gobernadores y miembros del poderoso e influyente Consejo de Indias. En 1520 volvi a Am rica para poner en pr ctica en Cuman (Venezuela) sus ideas sobre una colonizaci n pac fica. Fracas . A os despu 's predic en tierras de Nicaragua y Guatemala, hasta que en 1540 regres a Espa a, donde fue uno de los m 's destacados impulsores de las Leyes Nuevas (1542). Nombrado obispo en Sevilla, en 1544, tom posesi n de la di cesis de Chiapas (provincia de la capitan a general de Guatemala), all denunci los cr menes de los colonos. Tuvo muchos enemigos. En 1546 pas a M xico y un a o despu 's regres a Espa a. Durante esta poca redact su Historia de las Indias (1552-1561), publicada en 1875. Su defensa de los ind genas le hizo reclamar la presencia de negros africanos para que trabajasen como esclavos en Am rica en lugar de aqu llos.

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