DQP1 - M arc Pomi Professor Brooke Larson 9/26/08 DQP #1...

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Marc Pomi Professor Brooke Larson 9/26/08 DQP #1 Columbus’s impression and Chanca’s impression of the “new world” are different yet, similar. Columbus focused on two aspects in his letter to Luis de Satángel; the first aspect which he gave most attention to was the wealth of the land. In the letter he states, “La Spañola is a marvel. The sierras and the mountains and the plains and the champaigns and the lands [are] so lovely and so rich for planting and sowing, for breeding cattle of every kind, for building towns and villages. The harbours of the sea here would not be believed without being seen, and so with the rivers, many and greet, and with good water, most of which bear gold.” It is seen in this quote that he focuses on the natural resources available for Spain to expand into. Columbus also focused on the “savageness” of the natives exploiting cannibalism and nudity. He also goes even further to compare the natives to animals in which he forbids any sort of selling of damaged goods by the sailors accompanied
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course HIS 213 taught by Professor Chesterton,b during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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