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The Resource Bartolomé de las Casas : a biography, Lawrence A. Clayton

Bartolomé de las Casas : a biography, Lawrence A. Clayton

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Bartolomé de las Casas : a biography
Title
Bartolomé de las Casas
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence A. Clayton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Dominican priest Bartolomé de las Casas (1485{u2013}1566) was a prominent chronicler of the early Spanish conquest of the Americas, a noted protector of the American Indians and arguably the most significant figure in the early Spanish Empire after Christopher Columbus. Following an epiphany in 1514, Las Casas fought the Spanish control of the Indies for the rest of his life, writing vividly about the brutality of the Spanish conquistadors. Once a settler and exploiter of the American Indians, he became their defender, breaking ground for the modern human rights movement. Las Casas brought his understanding of Christian scripture to the forefront in his defense of the Indians, challenging the premise that the Indians of the New World were any less civilized or capable of practising Christianity than Europeans. Bartolomé de las Casas: A Biography is the first major English-language and scholarly biography of Las Casas' life in a generation
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Clayton, Lawrence A
Dewey number
972/.02092
Index
index present
LC call number
E125.C4
LC item number
C525 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • America
  • Casas, Bartolomé de las
  • Dominicans
  • Dominicans
Label
Bartolomé de las Casas : a biography, Lawrence A. Clayton
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Seville and Early Modern Spain -- 2. To the Indies -- 3. The Genesis of the Black Legend -- 4. Conversion -- 5. Protector of the Indians -- 6. "Micer" Las Casas at Court Looking for Good Spanish Peasants -- 7. Las Casas the Political Animal -- 8. Catastrophe at Tierra Firme and the "Long Sleep" in Puerto Plata -- 9. Coming Out to Battle -- 10. The New Laws -- 11. Bishop of Chiapas -- 12. The Great Debate -- 13. Court Activist and Historian -- 14. The Final Fights -- Conclusion -- Epilog
Control code
CR9781139047401
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 498 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521171793
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bartolomé de las Casas : a biography, Lawrence A. Clayton
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Seville and Early Modern Spain -- 2. To the Indies -- 3. The Genesis of the Black Legend -- 4. Conversion -- 5. Protector of the Indians -- 6. "Micer" Las Casas at Court Looking for Good Spanish Peasants -- 7. Las Casas the Political Animal -- 8. Catastrophe at Tierra Firme and the "Long Sleep" in Puerto Plata -- 9. Coming Out to Battle -- 10. The New Laws -- 11. Bishop of Chiapas -- 12. The Great Debate -- 13. Court Activist and Historian -- 14. The Final Fights -- Conclusion -- Epilog
Control code
CR9781139047401
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 498 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521171793
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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