The enlightenment on trial : ordinary litigants and colonialism in the Spanish empire

Premo, Bianca, author
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  • Creator Bianca Premo
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
  • Physical Details
    • xiii, 361 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0190638737, 9780190638733, 0190638729, 9780190638726
  • OCLC ocn958141347

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : why is it enlightenment? -- Agents and powers : litigants and writers in the courts -- Derecho and law : legal enlightenment in philosophy and policy -- Numbers and values : counting cases in the Spanish empire -- Pleitos and lawsuits : conjugal conflicts in civil courts -- Then and now : native status and custom -- Being and becoming : freedom and slave lawsuits -- Conclusion : why not enlightenment? -- Appendix I. Archival methods -- Appendix II. Analysis of civil litigation over time