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12039 - Indígenas y matrimonio tridentino: justicia y transgresión en la archidiócesis de Lima, siglos XVI-XVII

The attempt to create a new Christian society in Spanish America favoured the common effort by both the Church and the State towards the implementation of the Council of Trent’s dispositions concerning marriage. Despite this goal, trials brought to Lima ecclesiastical Court show how medieval transgressions such as promise of marriage and clandestine marriage returned again. My research attempts to find out how did the indigenous population make use of these practices and why did they appealed to them in order to show how ecclesiastical justice was used by the indians as a way to enter into the colonial order.

Autores: Latasa, Pilar (Universidad de Navarra, Spain / Spanien)

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