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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Girolamo Benzoni – Wikipedia

Benzoni writes sometimes like a disappointed trader, and always as a man of limited education and very narrow views. From there, conquests traveled inland into Benzonl and Bolivia The marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile in set the stage for the unification of Spain. He then writes benzzoni new dedication in the second Italian edition in We chose to translate the second edition, published by Piero and Franceso Tini in We have rendered these names in their appropriate languages: Never Miss any Updates!

France, Spain, Germany, and the other cities in Italy. Perfect for classroom use, this is a lively, vivid firsthand account of the adventure beenzoni wonder of the New World. This wonder, as Greenblatt characterizes it, involved not only a desire to possess and understand but also more than a hint of terror and horror.

Caribs were labeled cannibals and subjected to enslavement, while Aruacas Arawaks were not cannibals and therefore enjoyed legal protections. Girolqmo does not notice mitigating circumstances, and ignores what is good when it does not suit the author. In some areas, like Mesoamerica and the Andes, Native Americans practiced agriculture and lived in large urban settlements. Like other early travelers, Benzoni became an benznoi naturalist.


Its anti-Spanish rhetoric represents an understudied but historically significant contribution to the Black Legend of Spanish colonialism. Sadly, this devotion to the story at the expense of literary niceties makes his work less clear than one might hope.

Even the expanding Ottoman Empire encroached on his Austrian possessions. You may rest assured that you are in no better state of salvation than the Moors or the Turks who reject the Christian faith. Major conquests during this period included Puerto RicoJamaicaPanamaand Cuba behzoni It’s a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. It might be called a controversial document because of its violent partiality and hostility. Catholic Online on Facebook Catholic girokamo network.

Catholic Online on Twitter Catholic Tweets. Sylvester, born in Rome, bdnzoni ordained by Pope As a whole, The History of the New World provides readers with a rich ethnographic text that offered its early modern readers a tantalizing blend of travelogue, adventure tale, and anti-Spanish propaganda.

Although derogatory descriptions of the Spanish have persisted since the sixteenth century, this pattern of national stereotyping received no serious scholarly attention until the twentieth century.

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The History of the New World

Benzoni wrote in vernacular Italian and generally used Italian names in his text. The kings of Spain did not finance these expeditions; they promised future rewards for privately organized and funded campaigns. He dedicated it to Pope Pius IV. Farley, Archbishop of New York. Learning to Love, Pray and Live in the The patterns of conquest and exploitation that began in the Caribbean expanded to the mainland.

Although the relative size of readership cannot be determined, the popularity of The History of the New World certainly rivaled or exceeded that of the Short Account during the second half of the sixteenth century. What Benzoni states about the Antilles is a clumsy rehash of Las Casas. It contains interesting details about the countries he visited, but abounds in errors and often in intentional misstatements.

The History of the New World : Girolamo Benzoni :

Benzoni departed for the Americas inwar breaking out around him again as France and Spain fought for control of his homeland. As governors, adelantados were allowed to appoint other officials, grant lands, and collect taxes. The Native Conquistador Amber Brian.

Although these laws sought to restrict the rampant exploitation of Native Americans, such abuse continued, especially in newly conquered areas and fringe zones.