Montesinos' Legacy by Dana E. Aspinall
Defining and Defending Human Rights for Five Hundred Years

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Montesinos’ Legacy brings scholars together in honor of the 500th anniversary of Dominican Antonio de Montesinos’ famous sermon in defense of the rights of the indigenous Amerindians. The collection addresses the historical context for this sermon, but also the continued relevance of Montesinos today. Antonio de Montesinos’ Legacy examines the origins of human rights concepts in the West, the rights of indigenous peoples, the role of the Church in human rights, and human rights in Latin America.
 

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Published January 21, 2015 by Lexington Books. 264 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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