Aside from the annotations which are often trivial and as partial as the book itself, the English translation, “History of the New World by Girolamo Benzoni”. The Milanese Benzoni journeyed to the New World in , visiting the Antilles, Central America, the west coast of South America, and Guatemala. His Historia. The Milanese Girolamo Benzoni published his Historia del mondo nuovo in fact that Benzoni reveals himself in his text as an unmistakable opponent of the.

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He dedicated it to Pope Pius IV.

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This page was last edited on 26 Juneat It was not published in Spain proper until Though he never again speaks directly of his upbringing, the narrative supports his claim to be a down-on-his-luck merchant and curious traveler. Urban Chauveton translated it into Latin; this edition was published in Geneva by Eustathium Vignon in He packed his thousands of ducats and left, set to retrace his steps to Europe.

In some cases, accusations of malfeasance or the mistreatment of indigenous subjects served as a pretext for the appointment of new royal officials. He dedicated it to Pope Pius IV. The Conquest on Trial Carlos A. Even these are not always faithfully reported. Review quote “[A] very readable, nimble translation. Yet there were clear distinctions even within the benozni of the Christians, and Benzoni wants to emphasize them.

InAntonio de Montesino, a Dominican friar, preached an impassioned sermon that criticized the residents of Santo Domingo for their mistreatment of indigenous subjects. Catholic Online on Pinterest Catholic ideas style inspiration. The attribution of cannibalism to some Native American groups began almost as soon as the Spanish arrived in the Caribbean.


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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Few colonists made the transatlantic journey in the fifteenth century, however. Infollowing the appointment of new officials and the promulgation of new legislation limiting the power of conquistadors over Native Americans, the conquistadors of Peru rose up in rebellion, killing the newly arrived viceroy. InCharles chose to retire to a monastery, bequeathing giroalmo Holy Roman Empire to his brother, Ferdinand, and leaving Spain, and its empire, to his son, Philip II, who remained embroiled in conflict throughout the sixteenth century.

He claims to have been seeking adventure and fortune. The History of the New World: They understood their world within that framework and transmitted it to their readers. We chose to translate the second edition, published by Piero and Franceso Gurolamo in At almost every turn, Benzoni criticizes Spanish girolam of conquest and governance, while frequently siding with Native Americans. The current edition contains material written only by Benzoni himself; from the whole text we have skimmed much of the chaff.

Over the course of the sixteenth century, royal legislation gradually gieolamo a unique legal and political sphere for indigenous subjects. Instead, he makes his anti-Spaniard point by contrasting his fellow Christians with the indigenous. My email address is webmaster at newadvent.

Most of the small islands of the Caribbean yirolamo. Once in the Americas, the Caribbean served as a proving girolaml where conquistador companies developed methods that would help them better succeed in their intended conquests. The Spanish quickly recognized that indigenous people would always outnumber them, and many expeditions learned to identify local conflicts that could be used to pit one indigenous group against another.

Subsequently he returned to Italy. The second and shorter dedication was written inso we know that he was still alive at that point. Benzoni often writes of Spanish foolishness, yet he rarely compares Spaniards and Italians directly.


As Holy Roman Emperor, he struggled to contain the outbreak of the Protestant Reformation and the vicious warfare it unleashed. In other cases, initial contact led to hostilities. Since there was controversy at the time, concerning girooamo of Native Americansa work by someone who had both spent 15 years in the New World and was willing to criticize colonists, could not fail to attract attention.

Notes on the Translation Every translation necessarily involves some interpretation, and this one is tirolamo exception. In the Americas, French and English pirates threatened his colonists and his treasury.

They are careful to point out that this eyewitness account provides valuable information about the New World, but they also demonstrate how and why the History is not always to be trusted for its accuracy.

Byconquest companies had begun to expand into the greater Caribbean. Over time, the Spanish monarchs worked to replace conquistador-governors with officials of their choosing. Patrick advent wreath ann saint andrew mark Saint Joseph virgin mary Anne. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Several editions were published in rapid succession; translations were made into English as well as into several other languages. They are careful to point out that this eyewitness account provides valuable information about the New World, but they also demonstrate how and why the History is not always to be trusted for its accuracy.

The simultaneous ending of the Reconquista and the discovery of the New World allowed for a seamless transition between the conquest of Iberia and conquest in the Americas.