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The Resource The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America : a genocidal encounter, Eitan Ginzberg

The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America : a genocidal encounter, Eitan Ginzberg

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The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America : a genocidal encounter
Title
The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America
Title remainder
a genocidal encounter
Statement of responsibility
Eitan Ginzberg
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Spanish did not originally intend to harm the Hispanic-American natives. The Spanish Crown, Councils and Church considered the natives free and rational vassals entitled to be embraced by Christianity and by the Hispanic culture. However, at the same time it was the monarchy's decision to exploit the natives as taxpayers and as a reservoir of forced labor. That decision made its rule in America exceptionally destructive. The recruitment of the natives to serve the interests of the Spanish Empire under what can only be considered near to slavery conditions, compounded by systematic annihilation of their cultures as well as by cyclical epidemics, led to the near total eradication of the Indians. This book narrates the story of the Spanish conquest and the widespread violations against the Hispanic-American natives. The author ponders on the question why the Spanish Crown and the Church failed to apply the necessary measures to effectively protect the natives, particularly during the first years of the conquest, when exploitation practices were gradually formed and implemented. The author further enquires how exploitation on this scale was made possible despite a constant flow of reports emphasizing the clear and present danger to the very survival of the natives and the profound debates, led by the most prominent intellectuals of the time, challenging these practices. Based upon primary sources and current research on the relationship between colonialism and genocide, this book examines whether the Spanish actions can be defined as genocidal. What lies at the heart of the issue is whether the wide range of exploitative acts implies ministerial responsibility of the Crown and its Councils in Spain and their agents in America, or whether the destruction of the native population resulted from unplanned and unforeseen circumstances, making it impossible to place the blame on specific persons or institutions."--Page 4 of cover
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Ginzberg, Eitan,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Slavery
  • Genocide
  • Spain
  • Genocide
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Management
  • Missions
  • Slavery
  • Spanish colonies
  • America
  • Latin America
  • Indigenes Volk
  • Kolonialismus
  • Spanier
  • Völkermord
  • Lateinamerika
Label
The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America : a genocidal encounter, Eitan Ginzberg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-347) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- America and the Native Americans : On the Eve of a Tragic Encounter -- Spaniards and Indianos at the Onset of the Conquest -- The Discovery and Conquest of America -- The Conquest : A Strategy of Cruelty and Destruction -- Institutions of Subjugation and Acculturation -- Debating the Appropriate Treatment of Native Americans (1511-1539) -- Debating the Appropriate Treatment of Native Americans (1542-1585) -- Unintended Calamity or Genocidal Encounter? What did Actually Happen in Sixteenth-Century Hispano-America? -- Epilogue : Lessons about Genocide and the Destruction of Culture
Control code
1019844936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 372 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781845198138
Lccn
2017055078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028385149
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844936
Label
The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America : a genocidal encounter, Eitan Ginzberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- America and the Native Americans : On the Eve of a Tragic Encounter -- Spaniards and Indianos at the Onset of the Conquest -- The Discovery and Conquest of America -- The Conquest : A Strategy of Cruelty and Destruction -- Institutions of Subjugation and Acculturation -- Debating the Appropriate Treatment of Native Americans (1511-1539) -- Debating the Appropriate Treatment of Native Americans (1542-1585) -- Unintended Calamity or Genocidal Encounter? What did Actually Happen in Sixteenth-Century Hispano-America? -- Epilogue : Lessons about Genocide and the Destruction of Culture
Control code
1019844936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 372 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781845198138
Lccn
2017055078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028385149
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844936

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