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José de Acosta

Acosta, José de (hōsāˈ ħā äkōˈstä) [key], c.1539–1600, Spanish Jesuit missionary to Peru. He wrote a well-known history of the Spanish colonial period, The Natural and Moral History of the Indies (1590; tr. 1604, 1880, repr. 1970).

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