José de Acosta (1540-1600) was a Spanish Jesuit priest who spent 17 years in Peru and Mexico. His book is based on personal experience of the New World and he maintained an extensive correspondence with fellow Jesuits around the world.
The book was printed and licensed by the Inquisition in Spain in 1590.
Natural and Moral History of the Indies
José de Acosta, S.J.
Edited by Jane E. Mangan,
with an Introduction and Commentary by Walter D. Mignolo.
Translated by Frances López-Morillas.
4 eye-opening chapters from Book VII
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