Acosta, José de(redirected from Acosta, Jose de)
Acosta, José de(hōsā` thā äkō`stä), 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 and 1880, repr. 1970).
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