The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies : Barbarism and the Political Order

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The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies considers the decline of the medieval universal world through the independence and secularization of the political community and the establishment of continuous and imbalanced relations between European and non-European people, through the expansion of European countries. This book reveals the strong contribution of the School of Salamanca. Internally it imposed moral restrictions against "interior barbarism," that is, power beyond the law and externally, it included "exterior barbarism," that is, "barbarian" societies, in the common political order. This book situates the School of Salamanca in the mainstream history of European political thought, drawing attention to the affairs of the Indies and relating them to other contemporary global more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138960977
  • 9781138960978

Table of contents

Introduction: The Modern Political Order and the School of Salamanca 1. Discourse onthe "Barbarous" Indian 2. Hierarchical Teleology and the Theory of the Natural Slave 3. Absence of Education and the Theory of the Natural Child 4. Acceptance of Diversity and the Theory of Rational Being The Essence of Power: the Legitimacy of Spanish Dominion over the Indies 1. Vitoria's Contradiction of Traditional Titles 2. New Titles Presented by the School of Salamanca 3. Las Casas's Denial of Spanish Legitimacy Requisites for a Just War: Rights and Wrongs of the Conquest of America 1. Ius ad Bellumand Ius in Bello 2. Legitimacy of the Beginning of the War 3. Justice of the Conduct of the War Significance and Problems of Alternative Theory of the State Bibliographyshow more