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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Benzoni departed for the Americas inwar breaking out around him again as France and Spain fought for control of his homeland. Atlantic exploration led to the settlement of Buenos Aires He packed his thousands of ducats and left, set to retrace his steps to Europe. His reports on the conquests of Mexico, and Peru bristle with errors. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Over time, the Spanish monarchs worked to replace conquistador-governors with officials of their choosing.

The History of the New World

He sets up a very clear asymmetrical dichotomy between the indigenous and the Europeans, with religion as his first line of demarcation: Several editions were published in rapid succession; translations were made into English as well as into several other languages. Between andColumbus undertook four voyages and explored the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

Although the Milanese could have developed a grudge against many foreign interlopers, including the papacy, the French, the Florentines, the Ottomans, and the Venetians, among others, the Spanish were the worst. Looking for beautiful books? My email address is webmaster at newadvent.

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Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope Although his travels are girolamk as an adventure tale, he had a less glamorous motive for traveling across the globe: Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that’s great! Benzoin Online on Instagram Shared Catholic moments. Almost immediately, the Spaniards who held encomienda grants were criticized for their abuse of indigenous subjects, the most vocal opposition coming from Spanish clergymen. Catholic Online Email Email with Catholic feel.


But this is not the case. 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” London,by the Hakluyt Society, is certainly the best. Of Cannibals and Kings Neil L. Benzoni writes sometimes like a disappointed trader, and always as a man of limited education and very narrow views.

Between andthe Short Account appeared in at least thirty-four editions, the majority of them published by Spanish rivals. He returned to Spain and thence to Italy, in For nearly eight hundred years —Christian kingdoms in Iberia waged on-again off-again war against Muslim caliphates.

In some cases, accusations of malfeasance or the mistreatment of indigenous subjects served as a pretext for the appointment of new royal officials. Benzoni and the Early Modern Travel Narrative Most of the very little we know for certain about Benzoni comes from his first line: Reading 1, First John 2: The ultra-philanthropists [ vague ] [ who? The mix of adventure, exotic people and places, and anti-Spanish diatribe made The History of the New World an immediate best seller.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Its anti-Spanish rhetoric represents an understudied but historically significant contribution to the Black Legend of Spanish colonialism. Though the debate was theoretical and brought no immediate concrete changes in policy, it demonstrated contemporary concerns in Europe about the treatment of indigenous people.

Catholic Online on Facebook Catholic social network. Perfect for classroom use, this is a lively, vivid firsthand account of the adventure and wonder of the New World. After inheriting such vast estates, Charles spent most of his life defending them from his rivals. An edition by Benzomi W. From there, conquests traveled inland into Paraguay and Bolivia When legislation began to limit the enslavement of native peoples, exceptions were made for cannibals. We have left these in the text and explained them in the notes.


As the reader will see, the finer points of metaphor, well-placed adjectives, and a clever turn of phrase never interrupt his narrative. Search Search the Catholic Encyclopedia. In writing it, no standard of criticism was applied; this was not in the spirit of the times. He went to America in and successively visited the Antilles and the Isthmus, Guatemalaand the west coast of South America.

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Native communities were allowed self-governance, exemption from the Inquisition, and special royal officials to protect their interests and investigate abuses. After that nothing is known of Benzoni. Education Learn the Catholic way.

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Other clues come from his two dedications. Benzoni used signori, an Italian title of respect for men equivalent to the English gentlemento refer to indigenous rulers.

The History of the New World : Benzoni’s Historia del Mondo Nuovo

Although Benzoni arrived after the girrolamo conquests of Mexico and Peru, he was present during a crucial period in Spanish American history. When Benzoni takes his turn as a lexicographer and lists the local words, we have generally left them as he wrote them; these words appear italicized in the text.

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