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Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Victor Uribe-Uran


Fatal Pacts examines comparatively the history of over two hundred examples of spousal murder in the late colonial Spanish Atlantic. It deals with murders occurring during the last decades of colonial rule, between 1750 and 1820, on both sides of the ocean (in Mexico, Colombia, and Spain). The book explores not only the social circumstances of the crimes themselves but also the interplay between cultural practices–such as ethnicity, patriarchal authority, and honor–and a variety of legal issues, including the applicable legal norms and doctrines, criminal procedures, legal understandings of wh ... More

Keywords: Murder, violence, domestic, marriage, gender, law, punishment, pardon, Spain, Latin America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804794633
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor Uribe-Uran, author