Historia Eclesiástica Indiana: A Franciscan’s View of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. Front Cover. Gerónimo de Mendieta, Felix Jay. Edwin Mellen Press, Historia eclesiástica indiana, Volumes Front Cover. Gerónimo de Mendieta Biblioteca de autores españoles desde la formacion del lenguajes hasta. Historia eclesiástica indiana, Volume 1. Front Cover. Gerónimo de Mendieta. Editorial Salvador Chávez Hayhoe, – Franciscans – pages.

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This last was the only one of his suggestions which met with approval, the first commissary-general appointed being Francisco de Guzman, into whom Mendieta immediately wrote his congratulations. Francis at Bilbao, and arrived in New Spain at the end of June, mendleta He was so highly esteemed in his province that the provincialsDiego de Olarte and Miguel Navarro, took him with them on their visitation of the convents and the Indians, while the entire province, assembled in chapter, judged him capable of selecting at his own individual discretion all the provincial officers, a selection which in the event proved satisfactory to all.

As to the question of compulsory Indian labour, in agriculture and mining, he was perplexed. In the administration of justiceexcept in criminal cases, he would desire separate tribunals for Spaniards and for Indians, particularly in suits concerning the possession of land.

The Indians, he said, ought all to be confined to certain towns chosen by themselves, and some of these towns ought to be transferred from their actual sites to others more suitable. The second, containing forty-one chapters and a prologue, tells “Of the rites and customs of the Indians of New Spain and their infidelity”.


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His love of the Indians impelled him to speak unfavourably of the Spanish colonists. You receive free shipping if your order includes at least of EGP of fulfilled by souq items. The difficulty was a serious one: Be the first to rate this product Rate this product: The fourth, containing forty-six chapters and a prologue, treats “Of the improvement of the Indians of New Spain and the progress of their conversion.

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Your Mobile number has been verified! Here are two quick and easy ways to find eligible items: What happens when I have eclrsiastica item in my cart but it is less than the eligibility threshold? Soon after this he accompanied the commissary, Alonso Ponce, on visitations, and by his admirable tact and prudence kept himself out of those troubles which arose within the order from the opposition of the provincial and his partisans to Ponce’s execution of his commission.

In Mendieta accompanied Miguel Navarro on his way to the general chapter in Franceand while on his journey he remained in his native town, Vitoria.

Being desirous of helping in the conversion inndiana the Indians, he applied himself with zeal to study the Mexican language, and it is said that, although a natural defect interfered with his speaking Castilian and kept him from preaching to Spaniardsyet, when he mounted the pulpit to address the Indians in their language, he spoke clearly and without stammering. In this work he displays, without fear or human respect, and even exaggerates at times, the vices, disorders, abuses, tyrannies, and wrongs done by the colonists; he goes so far as to flout the Government, not excepting the sovereign himself.


In The Catholic Encyclopedia. The general, Cristobal de Capitefontium, gave him the command to write on 27 June, ; the work was not completed until Paperback Language of Text: The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. You can get Free shipping on fulfilled by Souq items if the total fulfilled by Souq items in your cart equals or exceed EGP. Having undertaken to write the history of the Indies on his return from Spainhe was delayed in executing the work for twenty-five years by the large number of duties which he had to discharge, and, in addition, the consultations and negotiations with which he was charged by the Government.

Eclesiasgica 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year The nistoria clergy he treats without either mercy or justicealthough it appears from the testimony of Bishop Montufar that at that time they were performing their duties correctly, that they knew the language of the aborigines, and were on good terms with the friars.

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This article was transcribed for New Advent by Douglas J. Ovando no doubt already knew Mendieta by name, through his letters written from New Spain in and to the commissary, Bustamanteand to King Philip II. Cash on Delivery Pay for your order in cash at the moment the shipment is delivered to your doorstep.

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