Bartolomé de las Casas: A Biography

ISBN-13: 9781107001213
ISBN-10: 1107001218
Edition: 0
Author: Clayton, Lawrence A.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 504 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107001213
ISBN-10: 1107001218
Edition: 0
Author: Clayton, Lawrence A.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 504 pages

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Acknowledged authors Clayton, Lawrence A. wrote Bartolomé de las Casas: A Biography comprising 504 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107001218 and 9781107001213. Since then Bartolomé de las Casas: A Biography textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Dominican priest Bartolomé de las Casas (1485-1566) 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 practicing 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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