Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566

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Bartolomé de las Casas (1474-1566) was a Spanish missionary and historian who was opposed to the slavery and forced labor of the Indians of Spanish America. He traveled in Peru and Central America and served briefly as Bishop of Chiapas. His writings concern anthropological and historical matters in the New World.

From the description of Columbus journal abstract, 1492-1493. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431540

Bartolomé de las Casas (c.1484-1566), was an early Spanish historian of the New World. La Casas' father, Pedro de las Casas, was a merchant and early Spanish settler in Espanola who traveled with Columbus on his second expedition. Las Casas was educated in law at the University of Salamanca and sailed for Hispaniola in 1502, possibly on a mining or military expedition. He returned to Spain in 1506 and became a Dominican priest in 1507. He then devoted himself to stopping Spanish brutality of the Indians in Mexico and the Caribbean. In 1542 he was made bishop of Chiapas, and in 1547 he returned to Spain, where he devoted his energies to criticizing Spanish brutality in the New World. From 1547-1566, las Casas worked as an attorney-at-large in the court of Charles V, where he fought for legal reforms to protect the indigenous peoples. He wrote a series of controversial books describing the atrocities, including the influential Brevissima Relacion de la Destruccion de las Indias, written in 1539, and later published throughout Europe.

From the guide to the Bartolomé de las Casas Tyrannies et Cruautez des Espagnols Perpetrees es Indes Occidentales..., Casas, Bartolomé de las, Tyrannies et Cruautez des Espagnols Perpetrees es Indes Occidentales..., 1582, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

Clergyman, missionary, historian, and author.

From the description of Descriptive account of Bartolomé de las Casas, 1550. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454972

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creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Historia Apologetica de las Yndias Occidentales. Extracts : Valladolid, Spain, [ca. 1527-ca. 1560]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las 1474-1566. Opúsculos [manuscrito] : defensa de los indios [en la controversia que dicho prelado sostuvo con el Dr. Ginés de Sepúlveda, coronista del emperador Carlos V, sobre las conquistas de las Indias]. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988. Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1966 (bulk 1500-1800). Library of Congress
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Columbus journal abstract, 1492-1493. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Documents relating to Bartolomé de las Casas. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1912-1957. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Spain. Biblioteca Nacional. MSS. Collection, 1492-1850. Library of Congress
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Bartolomé de las Casas nota : n.p. : ms., 1559 Nov. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn University of Virginia. News Information Services. Speech file of the News Information Services of the University of Virginia [manuscript], 1929-1967. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Parecer de Fray Bartolomé de la Casas cerca de los Indios. Dibam Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
referencedIn Wyatt, Edith. Papers, 1953 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Cedric Belfrage Papers, Bulk, 1945-1985, 1922-1990, (Bulk 1945-1985) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Las Casas : adventures in a new world : manuscript, 1953. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio, d. 1625. General history of the deeds of the Castilians in the islands and continent of the (western) ocean / written by Antonio de Herrera, chronicler-in-chief to His Majesty for the Indies and his chronicler for Castille. Newberry Library
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Book manuscript of Bartolome de las Casas, 1563. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to John Laval [manuscript], 1823 April 30. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hispanic collection, 1527-1811. Library of Congress
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Bartolomé de las Casas Tyrannies et Cruautez des Espagnols Perpetrees es Indes Occidentales ..., 1582. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Historia de las Yndias / por Fr. Bartolome de las Casas, obispo de Chiapas. Newberry Library
creatorOf Bartolomé de las Casas Tyrannies et Cruautez des Espagnols Perpetrees es Indes Occidentales..., Casas, Bartolomé de las, Tyrannies et Cruautez des Espagnols Perpetrees es Indes Occidentales..., 1582 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Excerpts from selected chapters of Historia de las Indias, 1880s. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850,. Obadiah Rich collection, 1450-1843. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn En la dedicacion de una piramide en el Colegio de S. Gregorio de Mexico ... : holograph, 1842 August. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bigelow, John, 1854-1936,. Christopher Columbus reproductions and notes, ca. 1492-ca. 1936. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bibliothèque nationale. Collection of Latin manuscripts, 1538-1550. Library of Congress
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Draft of his reply to the rebuttal presented by Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda in their disputation at Valladolid, 1550-1551. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503. Nueva España documents and transcripts, ca. 1700-ca. 1799. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Extractos de Historia de las Indias : Madrid, 1561. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Brevissima relacíon de la destruycíon de las Indías : printing plate, after 1900. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Descriptive account of Bartolomé de las Casas, 1550. Library of Congress
creatorOf Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Historia de las Indias : libro segundo / Fr. B. de las Casas. Newberry Library
referencedIn Hans Peter Kraus Collection of Spanish American Documents, 1433-1966, (bulk 1500-1800) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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associatedWith Helps, Arthur, Sir, 1813-1875, person
associatedWith Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio, d. 1625. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Ovando, Nicolás de, ca. 1451-1511. person
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associatedWith Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850, person
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associatedWith Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. person
associatedWith Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Latin America
Latin America
ESPAÑA
Spain
Latin America
America
Spain
Latin America
Spain
Mexico
AMERICA
America
Spain
America
Mexico
America
Hispaniola
Subject
Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800
Indians, Treatment of--Early works to 1800
Slavery
Manuscripts, Spanish
Indians of South America
Slavery--Latin America
Indians of Mexico
Torture
Missionaries
Voyages and travels
Indians of North America
Lucayan Indians--History--16th century--Sources
Conquerors
Indians, Treatment of--Latin America--Early works to 1800
Bookplates--Specimens
TRATO A LOS INDIOS--SIGLO 16
Indians of Mexico--History--16th century
Indians of Central America
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Authors
Missionaries
Clergy
Historians
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Birth 1474

Death 1566-07-18

Spaniards

Spanish; Castilian

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