European Debates on the Conquest of the Americas Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

“Defense of the Legitimacy of the Rule of the Kings of Spain in the Indies, in Opposition to Friar Bartolomé de las Casas” (treatise) 1571

José de Acosta
Historia natural y moral de las Indias (history and social commentary) 1590

George Alsop
A Character of the Province of Maryland (travel narrative) 1666

Robert Beverly
History and Present State of Virginia (chronicle) 1705

Juan de Cárdenas
Problemas y secretos maravillosos de las Indias (travel narrative) 1591

Diego de Covarrubias
“De iustitia belli adversus indios” [“Of the justice of the war against the Indians”] (treatise) 1547

Diego Fernández
Historia del Perú (history) 1571

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés
De la natural historia de las Indias (history) 1526

Robert Gray
A Good Speed to Virginia (social commentary) 1609

Thomas Hariot
A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (travel narrative) 1588

Richard Hakluyt
Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America (travel narratives) 1582
Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation (travel narratives) 1589 [expanded into three volumes as The Principal Navigations, Voyages,...

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