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Conquest of the Americas

The following works are included in this portion of the syllabus:

  • Council of Castile, “El Requierimento,” 
  • Nahuatl accounts of the conquest of Mexico (Book 12 of the Florentine Codex); 
  • Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, “Appeal Concerning the Priests”; 
  • Vitoria, “On the American Indians,” pp. 231-251, 264- 65, 271-272, 277-291