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Torre, Tomás de la
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(died Sep, 1567, Ciudad Real [now San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico) entered the Dominicans in 1533, initially teaching logic at the house of studies in San Esteban, Salamanca. He hastily set out for the New World in the missionary territory of Chiapas in 1544 and wrote an account of his travels with interesting details about the social, religious, and cultural environment and his meetings with natives, sometimes in the company of B. de Las Casas. He was the Dominican superior in…

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Eggensperger, Thomas, “Torre, Tomás de la”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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