4. The Era of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, 1520s–1540s

  1. Lawrence A. Clayton

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392746.ch4

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 the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, 1520s–1540s, in Bartolomé de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392746.ch4

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 the conquests of Mexico and Peru of the 1520s–1540s;
  • Las Casas's grant, more than two thousand leagues - continent of South America;
  • conquest of Mexico, focal point of Spanish invasion - of the New World;
  • “General Smallpox” - role of diseases, and Aztec resistance to the invasion;
  • Spanish victory, triumphing over the Aztecs - in conquest of Mexico;
  • conquest of Mexico, Spanish men at arms - in the making of the Spanish empire in the Indies;
  • Cortés's victory, opening a new era - and conquest of the Americas;
  • Las Casas, mission to save Indians of Tierra Firme - when Ocampo's ships returned, loaded with Indian slaves;
  • Inca empire, covering Peru, modern Bolivia and Ecuador - alliances and trade;
  • “This land of Nicaragua,” Las Casas writing - “is the heart and soul of all the Indies, most opulent in the whole world”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Seville, autumn, 1520

  • The conquest of Mexico