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Bartolome de las Casas (c.1490-1558)

Bartolome de las Casas

Bartolome de las Casas Home Page
Timeline of his life at Oregon State
The "Black Legend" and de las Casas
"Bartholome de las Casas and the Tradition of Medieval Law" by Kenneth Pennington. An essay originally published in Church History (1970). 
1492 Exhibit at the Library of Congress
 Images from A Short Account of the Destruction . . . (Professor Edward Gallagher's site at Lehigh)

Image from an 1876 mural by Constantine Brumidi, courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol Site
Works Available Online

Full version of Francis MacNutt's biography of de las Casas from 1909 (includes a portrait) (Project Gutenberg)
Translation of de las Casas's A Brief Account . . . from 1689 (Project Gutenberg)
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (at U Virginia)
Excerpts from Apologetic and Summary History Treating the Qualities, Disposition, Description, Skies and Soil of These Lands; and the Natural Conditions, Governance,Nations, Ways of Life and Customs of the Peoples of These Western and Southern Indies, Whose Sovereign Realm Belongs to the Monarchs of Castile 

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