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Manuscript/Mixed Material Bartolomé de las Casas statement of opinion, At head of text: Parecer de fray br.me delas Casas / Parecer de fray Bartolomé de las Casas / Also known as: Memorial de remedios / Also known as: Letter of Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474-1566) to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (1500-1558) / Parecer de fray br.me delas Casas / Memorial de remedios / Letter of Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474-1566) to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (1500-1558)

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Title

  • Bartolomé de las Casas statement of opinion,

Other Title

  • At head of text: Parecer de fray br.me delas Casas
  • Parecer de fray Bartolomé de las Casas
  • Also known as: Memorial de remedios
  • Also known as: Letter of Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474-1566) to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (1500-1558)
  • Parecer de fray br.me delas Casas
  • Memorial de remedios
  • Letter of Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474-1566) to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (1500-1558)

Summary

  • Statement of opinion (AMs) drafted in Spain for Charles V for presentation to the Council of the Indies. "In the four sections of the document, Las Casas reminded the junta of the need to abolish the encomienda and to incorporate Indians as free vassals of the Crown; to colonize the New World territories with farmers; to abolish indigenous slavery; and to cease armed conquests. ... that Indians be resettled and placed under the care of friars who would be charged with their evangelization through rational and peaceful methods." See David Orique, "New Discoveries about an Old Manuscript: The Date, Place of Origin, and Role of the Parecer de fray Bartolomé de las Casas in the Making of the New Laws of the Indies." Colonial Latin American Historical Review 15, 4 (2006): 419. https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/clahr/vol15/iss4/3 External

Names

  • Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566.
  • Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878, former owner.
  • Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
  • H.P. Kraus (Firm), former owner.
  • Gayangos, Pascual de, 1809-1897, former owner.
  • Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)

Headings

  • -  Charles--V,--Holy Roman Emperor,--1500-1558
  • -  Consejo de Indias (Spain)
  • -  Encomiendas (Latin America)
  • -  Slaves--Emancipation--Latin America
  • -  Indians--Legal status, laws, etc
  • -  Slavery--Latin America
  • -  Spain--Colonies--America
  • -  Church work with Indians--Catholic Church
  • -  Church work with Indians--Latin America
  • -  Latin America--Colonization
  • -  Farmers--Spain--Colonization

Notes

  • -  Dominican priest and champion of the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Americas; instrumental in the drafting of Charles V's New Laws of 1542.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  In Spanish.
  • -  Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. Has previous ownership inscription in ink at center lower edge of page [1]: Phillipps MS 21242.
  • -  NUCMC/kislak
  • -  NUCMC/vm01
  • -  Kislak accession no.: 1984.009.00.0001
  • -  Correct date (1542 vs. 1528) provided by Kislak fellow David Orique via Arthur Dunkelman. he01 2008-11-04.

Medium

  • 5 p.; 12 in. x 8 3/16 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Kislak MS 191

Repository

  • Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Jay I. Kislak Collection Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu (Acc. 1984.009.00.0001)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2007574376

Access Advisory

  • Collection open for research.

Online Format

  • pdf
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Chicago citation style:

Casas, Bartolomé De Las, C. Hermann Berendt, Thomas Phillipps, Former Owner H.P. Kraus, Pascual De Gayangos, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Bartolomé de las Casas statement of opinion. 1542. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574376/.

APA citation style:

Casas, B. D. L., Berendt, C. H., Phillipps, T., H.P. Kraus, F. O., Gayangos, P. D. & Jay I. Kislak Collection. (1542) Bartolomé de las Casas statement of opinion. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574376/.

MLA citation style:

Casas, Bartolomé De Las, et al. Bartolomé de las Casas statement of opinion. 1542. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007574376/>.