1. The Era of Columbus and the “Discoverers”

  1. Lawrence A. Clayton

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392746.ch1

Bartolomé de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas

Bartolomé de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas

How to Cite

Clayton, L. A. (2010) The Era of Columbus and the “Discoverers”, in Bartolomé de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392746.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 31 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. Viewpoints/Puntos de Vista

Book Series Editors:

  1. Jürgen Buchenau

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194273

Online ISBN: 9781444392746

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Keywords:

  • era of Columbus and the “Discoverers”;
  • marriage of King Ferdinand of Aragón and Queen Isabel of Castile,1469 - early modern Spain, forging links of a powerful monarchy;
  • Columbus, sailing west - to islands on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean;
  • news of Admiral's voyage, spreading - across many kingdoms of Spain;
  • The Reconquest - stamping Spain with a martial culture;
  • religious fervor of Reconquest - influencing later conquests of the Americas;
  • The Spanish Inquisition, and Christian orthodoxy - stamping out heresy and apostasy;
  • Seville, medieval port of province of Andalucia - transforming into an entrepôt of seaborne traffic with the Indies;
  • “discovery” of the New World - by Columbus, other explorers and conquistadors;
  • Conquest of La Española

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modern interpretations

  • Conquest of La Española