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Global Perspectives on Legal History 5

Normatividades e instituciones eclesiásticas en la Nueva España, siglos XVI–XIX

Benedetta Albani, Otto Danwerth, Thomas Duve (eds.)

Global Perspectives on Legal History 5
Frankfurt am Main: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History 2018. VII, 303 p.
Online-Ausgabe: Open Access (PDF-Download, Lizenz: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND)
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ISSN 2196-9752
ISBN 978-3-944773-04-9
eISBN 978-3-944773-14-8

Persistent link to the online version: http://dx.doi.org/10.12946/gplh5


Ecclesiastical institutions and actors were essential for the formation of normative orders in early modern Ibero-America. However, both legal historiography, due to its strong legalistic, state-centred imprint, and general historiography on colonial times, more inclined towards secular law, have only rarely discussed the contribution of ecclesiastical normativity to the formation of that normative texture which, in the historiographical tradition, has been called ‘derecho indiano’.

In light of this situation, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History has organised a series of seminars in different Latin American cities in order to offer an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to the research of ‘ecclesiastical normativities and institutions in Ibero-America’ between the 16th and 19th centuries. The present volume is the first in a series of publications that document the results of this cycle of seminars celebrated in Mexico City, Lima, Bogotá and São Paulo.

The book, focusing on New Spain, is divided into five thematic parts. The first section presents investigations on canon law and moral theology that deal with characteristic aspects of multinormativity and the teaching of those disciplines in early modern times. The second section examines diocesan governance and ecclesiastical power in Mexico City and Puebla via statutes of the cathedral chapter, members of the ‘curia arzobispal’ and pertinent legal opinions. In the third section, the contributors reflect on the normativity and administration of sacraments, drawing on conciliar norms, treatises, pragmatic literature but as well on registers of baptisms and confessions. The fourth section deals with ethnic groups in courts of justice, both civil and ecclesiastic ones: indigenous people accused of ‘hechicería’ in a tribunal of Tlaxcala and Afro-Mexicans who started litigation in the archiepiscopal court of Mexico. The articles of the fifth section cover the topics of beatification, devotion and cultural expressions (music, images) from a normative perspective and extend the period of investigation to the 19th century.

The articles on ecclesiastical institutions and normativities in New Spain collected in this volume propose new research fields for legal history and the history of the Church, which at the same time are relevant for social and cultural history. The editors’ purpose has been to present approaches that explore the relationship between different types of normativities, their local adaptations, the ties with global debates, the forms of solving conflicts, as well as the role of jurists, theologians and other actors. The topics discussed by the authors represented in this volume – who cultivate the disciplines of history, legal history, church history, ethnohistory, art history and the history of music – contribute to a better understanding of the normative religious universe in Spanish America.

Contents

1 Benedetta Albani, Otto Danwerth, Thomas Duve
Presentación
Derecho canónico y teología moral
15 Lara Semboloni
Una aproximación jurídico-teológica, siglo XVI.
Principios, leyes y política para la cuestión de la tierra en Nueva España
37 Víctor Zorrilla
Consideraciones sobre la doctrina del derecho de guerra de José de Acosta
51 Jesús Joel Peña Espinosa
Fuentes, autoridades y normas para la enseñanza del derecho canónico en el seminario de Puebla durante la época novohispana
Gobierno diocesano y poder eclesiástico
71 Jesús Vidal Gil
Los estatutos del cabildo de la catedral de México elaborados en el Tercer Concilio Provincial Mexicano (1585)
89 Rodolfo Aguirre
Un poder eclesiástico criollo: los miembros de la curia arzobispal de México (1682–1747)
121 Sergio Francisco Rosas Salas
Costumbre, necesidad sacramental y facultades sólitas en Puebla.
Un dictamen de fray Mateo Estrada, O. P. (1783)
Normatividad y administración de los sacramentos
139 Juan Carlos Casas García
El derecho sacramental en el Tractado de fray Pedro de Agurto (México 1573) en defensa de la administración de la eucaristía y extremaunción a los indígenas de la Nueva España
155 Berenise Bravo Rubio
«La materia, la forma y el ministro».
El bautizo de párvulos y adultos en la parroquia del Sagrario metropolitano de México (1690–1728)
169 Claudia Ferreira Ascencio
Los padrones de confesión y comunión del Sagrario de México.
Una aproximación a la praxis sacramental en el orden canónico indiano (1676–1825)
Foros de justicia y grupos étnicos
197 Olivia Luzán Cervantes
Indios acusados de hechicería ante el foro de justicia civil de la ciudad y provincia de Tlaxcala (siglo XVIII)
217 María Leticia Vázquez Oropeza
La población de origen africano en Nueva España y su relación con la jurisdicción eclesiástica. El uso de la justicia en la audiencia del arzobispado de México (siglos XVII y XVIII)
Devoción y vida cultural
233 Doris Bieñko de Peralta
El impasse de una beatificación. El proceso de sor María de Jesús Tomellín (1597–1637), monja concepcionista poblana
257 Lourdes Turrent
Música, rito y arquitectura en la Iglesia novohispana: clero regular y secular
281 Gabriela Díaz Patiño
Inclusión de una nueva política de la imagen devocional en la arquidiócesis de México (1855–1896)
299 Contributors
 
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