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Fatal LoveSpousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic$
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Victor Uribe-Uran

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804794633

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001

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Innocent Infants?

Innocent Infants?

Indians and Domestic Violence in Colonial Mexico

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(p.53) Chapter Two Innocent Infants?
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Fatal Love
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Victor M. Uribe-Uran

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0002

Focuses on 87 cases of spousal murder taking place in late colonial Mexico. In addition to shedding light on the circumstances and motives of the crimes, the discussion centers on the ethnic dimensions of the murders in question, a majority of which were committed by members of the indigenous community.

Keywords:   New Spain, Mexico, colonial, battering, murder, Indians, miserable, miserabilis personae, patriarchy, canon law

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