Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America


Approaches to Bartolome de las Casas is a collection of ten essays that have been adapted from Benjamin Keen's writings about las Casas & related topics in the intellectual history of colonial Latin America. It is an accessible introduction to colonial history & a critical guide to the literature in the field. In these essays, which have been updated & revised, Keen explores the literature & thought regarding Spain's influence on the New World. Some of his articles are themselves of historiographic significance because of their role in shaping current perceptions of colonial history, while others are distinguished for their bibliographic charting of recent debates on selected issues.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1998