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minutiaem fDIuhlm. NC. and Lmdon: Duke University Pass.
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in fact not a critical companion of Eh: eoioniaatim and. evangeLiaanicm processes,
no: a voice of conscience, and no: a mac defender of the ﬁshes of the indigenous
peoples Lee Cue" ‘eﬂmmlriam and moi!“ potemaliam’ we intend ‘anod'ler
faee ofempile’. 0n pay aim pay the author aeeuaes Ina Caaaa of, among mt
things, being the ﬁollowing: An immanent ofimpaial anﬂxau'ty. one who mdsomd
deﬁdgably in ﬂat: “lengths of [It impu‘ialsﬁtcm;om “mohacna'ugly [Carma
with the local people: one who was always an Wench: who was not able no
adaieve any tangible improvement; but was always unsettled and made»; a man
who waa full of amoﬁon, palion and inmagma. Canto declare that I.» Can:
here: contemplated a :eaiananee movement, no: ﬁd he champion me end of the
Spamahmlurlaatim at any dmeJnrJaeSpaniahduqmevangeLiaehe-iaosawa
eight no rile. Les Caaaa was no: a‘Fathet dAmeeica' ainee his alnemative mdels
needs ofche Wiser-one populadon Lao Caaaa cmuibu‘ted to M the India: even
Mu into an inﬂexibleroie as vieu'ma [mm which :hey could no long: escape: ‘In
the colonialwmld bible Casaa' Iime,indigenoua pecpla remained mpmmcmd,and
inoaderfw d‘ieitrightaoo bereeogiiaezd deeyweteioteed membncean alien
culture with in alien 93d and its alien aligns-a... Furﬂ'immote, 1&an £0!
peaceful evargelilation mﬁmee a clear Eon-n of eecleaiaaliul imperialism’ (p. Ila].
Rather than being a ‘champienoa‘imiiue and precursor ol’hnman :ighm',l.aa Caaaa
was ‘an acziva agent of Spaniah impedalism‘ (11 I34]. Raﬂaer dun a miaaionxy, he
was ‘a theoeeddan and eaeu'n'an of a bemolen: ecclesiastical imperialism ' (p, In].
Castro’s demmuucnia: afﬁne ‘Laa Canaa' myth whit-ates in the audanimn thesis:
‘Banokme de La Caaaa must be remembered as an active and willing participan:
as one ofﬂae beat-WW1! «present-6m of benevolent Spuiah imperialism in the
formative century dour emainenl' (p. 185]. Castro’s literary wk in a adsolady scandal Fiat of all because the “the: ears
nod'Ihg new here, but simply repeal“ well-Wm accusations against Laa Clan and
hm.il\ﬂ|cproocu.he1dita melauofaﬂonhim-inloppumm atlaCaaaa
(Including Twibio de Benavenae ‘Momlinia', Fernanda de Oviedo. Rupee de
Gémara, Ghee cle Sepﬁiveda, among when]. Secondly, became he viewa the pace
which aeam om £90m a axially moeal asaeeemem of the dawn and the evangeLisa-
ﬁmofAmedaaMeuende-ﬂeeEneope,Le. LheWear, Endgltmeemeam-
veeaaiiaeiim 03' in eulnue and :eligion —even if an. is done peacefully. Finally, and ...
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