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Las Casas

[lahs kah-sahs] /lɑs ˈkɑ sɑs/
Bartolomé de
[bahr-taw-law-me th e] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
1474–1566, Spanish Dominican missionary and historian in the Americas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Las Casas' manner of living as a bishop was no different from that which he had practiced as a simple monk.

    Las Casas Alice J. Knight
  • Ovando was a good governor, Las Casas says, "but not for Indians."

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  • Las Casas now undertook to answer Sepulveda's arguments and defend the freedom of his Indians.

    Las Casas Alice J. Knight
  • Las Casas was partly in sympathy with the Dominicans, but he thought they went too far.

    Las Casas Alice J. Knight
  • He found palms "of another sort," says Las Casas, "from those of Guinea, and from ours."

  • They discovered, also, another way to prevent Las Casas from going on.

    Las Casas Alice J. Knight
  • Las Casas then quotes the account of the natives given by Americo Vespucci, respecting which he makes the following comments.

  • This was a great perplexity to Las Casas and the good monks.

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  • No one will doubt that battles can be fought poetically who reads Plutarch or Las Casas.

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  • Las Casas at once agreed to go and see what he could do, and set off alone into the mountains.

    Las Casas Alice J. Knight

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