Bartolome de las Casas, an interpretation of his life and writings

The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1951. 8vo, pp. [10], 102, [2]; original tan wrappers bound in; portrait frontispiece and 3 plates; blue library buckram, gilt title direct on spine; bumped, the original upper cover reinforced at gutter, very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with Newberry Library label, bookplate, and release stamp on pastedowns. Bartolomé de las Casas was 16th century historian and Dominican friar. He recorded and argued against the atrocities committed by the Spanish against the Native Americans, and was an early abolitionist. For this he is considered one of the first advocates for universal human rights. This book is "designed to focus attention on his principal contributions to political science, history, and anthropology." Item #49688

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