MISSIONARIES, AMERINDIANS AND THE DEVIL

Book cover of Bartolomeu de las Casas
Book cover of Poma de Ayala
The papal bull is known by different names: Sublimis Deus, Unigenitus and Veritas ipsa. In this document, Pope Paul III assumes the rationality of indigenous people as human beings and declares that they have the right to freedom, to dispose of their goods, avoiding all types of cruelty.
Fray Illuminato Coppi’s diary cover
Cover of the latest edition of João Barbosa Rodrigues’ book

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Renato Athias

Renato Athias

Professor no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia (PPGA) do Departamento de Antropologia e Museologia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife Brasil.