A short account of the destruction of the Indies / Bartolomé de las Casas ; edited and translated by Nigel Griffin ; with an introduction by Anthony Pagden.

  • Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566.
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Also known as

Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias. English


London, England ; New York : Penguin Books, 2004.

Physical description

xliv, 143 pages : black and white illustrations, 1 map ; 20 cm.


"First published 1992. Reprinted with chronology and further reading 2004"--Title page verso.


Introduction -- Chronology -- A note on editions and on this translations -- Synopsis -- Prologue -- [Preface] -- Hispaniola -- The kingdoms of Hispaniola -- The islands of Puerto Rico and Jamaica -- Cuba -- The Mainland -- The province of Nicaragua -- New Spain -- The province and Kingdom of Guatemala -- New Spain, Pánuco and Jalisco -- The kingdom of Yucatán -- The province of Santa Marta -- The province of Cartagena -- The Pearl Coast, Paria and Trinidad -- The river Yuyaparí -- The kingdom of Venezuela -- The mainland in the region known as Florida -- The river Plate -- The great kingdoms and Provinces of Peru -- The kingdom of New Granada -- [Conclusion].

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (page xliii) and index.

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