When comparing Matteo Ricci’s characterization of the Chinese people to Sepúlveda’s and Las Casas’ earlier characterizations of the Native Americans, there are many differences. However, there are some similarities between Ricci and Las Casas' views. Ricci characterizes the Chinese as being a highly intelligent people just as Las Casas' describes the Native Americans. However, Sepúlveda describes the Natives as being quite the opposite and refers to them as wild barbarians. Both Matteo Ricci and Las Casas characterize their groups of people in a positive way.
To what extent was the reign of Tiberius successful? An evaluation of Tiberius’ success or otherwise is difficult. Ancient sources are quick to point to his failings, right from his accession to the ‘princeps’, which Suetonius claims only came about by default, “for want of any better choice”. Tacitus may not be as theatrical in his treatise on Tiberius, but he too was often critical of the emperor, highlighting how Tiberius was cruel and arrogant, and how Tiberius’ murder of his potential rival, Agrippa Postumus, was callous. Such subjectivity clouds much of the ancient appraisals of Tiberius.
They believed that Christians had the right to take control over the Non-Christians, since belief was a big control in THEIR life and later on, known as the source of the crime and a war was allowable against the Native Americans because they believed Satan was active in the New World. They believed that they were afraid of evil spirit and worshipped them due to to fear. This thought lead the Europeans to create an image of wildness and savageness onto the natives, and ultimately conveyed “a war against men who are like beast” (The War on Indigenous People,
He discusses the Indian’s culture and customs with a revolting tone for he is completely against the Indian’s incapably of government and rule. Sepulveda provides a clear proof of the barbarity of the Indians. The Indian custom is described as “in these very institutions a proof of the crudity, the barbarity, and the natural slavery of these people” (4). A solution is proposed by Sepulveda stating that the Spanish government can easily change the Indian’s masters into themselves, and that the Christian life can be enforced onto the Indians. By providing a solution to the Spanish government, Sepulveda’s opinion on ruling the Indians becomes logical and more
7. Compare the strategies and motives underlying the conquest of the Aztecs by Cortez and the conquest of the Incas by Pizzaro. 8. What were the major causes of war between the Powhatans and the English settlers? 9 Discuss the significance of Powhatan’s statement, "Why will you take by force = what you may have quietly by love?"
It lead to the Latin west taking precious relics home and advocating their victory which they believed God had proclaimed to them, however Pope Innocent III debarred their actions and accused them of losing their purity and faith. The Crusades were informed by chivalric and religious ideals about the sanctity of certain types of violence throughout all crusades however the later crusades were a contradiction with horrible atrocities, attacks with the only purpose of wealth and fighting and attacking Christians. Bibliography Primary Sources De Villehardouin, Geoffrey, Memoirs or Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the Conquest of Constantinople, translation by Frank T. Marzials, London, 1908 Jonathan Riley- Smith, Crusades: Idea and Reality, 1095 – 1274, London, 1981 Robert the Monk, Historia Hierosolymitana, Dana C. Munro, "Urban
Simon Bolívar has an indignant perspective towards the colonization of South American, but remains optimistic of the future with especially high hopes for Chile and Colombia. Bolívar’s perspective on South America’s colonial past was one of outrage. In his letter he repeatedly confessed to believing that South America should be free of Spanish control. Bolívar gives description of the unfair treatment the Americans suffered under the Spanish control, “[they were] threatened with the fear of death, dishonor, and every harm; there is nothing [they] have not suffered at the hands of that unnatural stepmother-Spain.” Bolívar communicates that the many betrayals of the Spanish have severed any type of loyalty that may have been present in the past. He mentions that they “were never viceroys or governors except by very extraordinary reasons; archbishops and bishops, seldom; ambassadors, never; military men, only as subordinates; nobles, without privileges; lastly we were neither magistrates nor financiers, and hardly merchants.” This is considered another betrayal from the Spanish, not trusting them to have any type of consequential position in their own country.
How far does the evidence of sources 1, 2 and 3 suggest that the early sixteenth century church exploited people’s religious faith to increase its own wealth? Explain your answer, using the evidence of sources 1, 2 and 3. The 3 sources all differ in the extent to which they suggest that during the sixteenth century the church exploited people’s religious faith to increase its own wealth. Source one agrees with this idea, which we immediately deduce because we are told the writer of the source, Anti- cleric, Simon Fish, attacks the church in his pamphlet making us conclude that the source will be from biased viewpoint, against the church. By describing the priests as ‘ravenous wolves’, suggests hatred towards the church, and due to how bold and vivid this description is, implies really negative connotations of how severe the exploitation was.
It was not until Columbus returned on a second voyage that you find out the Spaniards real intentions when it came to domination of this new world. To further their conquests and destruction of the inhabitants of the new world discovery they sent Cortez and his ruthless army who destroyed great civilizations in the name of greed, which they Spanish thought of as
Though showing a clear form of favortism to Spain, the article does include some information about the opposing side and attempts to bring everything together by somewhat equaling/ conforming the two stances at the end "Either story is improbable, and the true explanation of the occurrence may be summed up in the fact that the natives, black and white, hate and execrate the Spaniards, and that the feeling is mutual" (Troubles at Porto Rico).Where as, the Los Diez Mandamientos de Hombres Libres being a historical document with much importance, is undoubtedly in the favor of the Puerto Rican people and is more successful at pushing for/motivating/forcing the reader to look into additional research. With this, I do not mean to bash Betances, he was very much involved in the fight for freedom of the Puerto Ricans, but when evaluating the two documents in regards to which one provides the reader with a better/more attainable understanding his does seem more