In The Protectors of Indians in the Royal Audience of Lima: History, Careers and Legal Culture, 1575-1775 Mauricio Novoa offers an account of the institution that developed in the vice-royalty of Peru for the protection of Indians before the high court of justice. Making use of historical materials, Novoa provides a comprehensive view on the formation of the legal elite in Lima during the colonial period; reviews the litigation undertaken by indigenous plaintiffs, and explains the legal culture that allowed the development of juristic doctrine around the Indian personal status.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Legal History Library / Studies in the History of Private Law|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Mauricio Novoa was educated in Lima and Cambridge, and has published on various aspects of Latin American legal and intellectual history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements ... ixList of Illustrations, Charts and Tables ... xiList of Abbreviations ... xiiiIntroduction ... 11 Bishop Protectors ... 162 Protectors of Indians in the Audience of Lima ... 443 Social Characteristics ... 714 Advancement and Careers ... 1045 Economic Position ... 1456 Legal Culture ... 1797 Litigation at the Royal Audience of Lima ... 206Conclusion ... 231Appendices ... 235Appendix 1: Biographical Notes ... 237Appendix 2: The Library of Cipriano de Medina (1635) ... 254Appendix 3: The Library of García José Lasso de Vega (1775) ... 277Appendix 4: Procurators of Indians in the Real Audiencia of Lima, 1552–1789 ... 285Bibliography ... 291Index ... 320