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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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Honor and Punishment in Late Eighteenth-Century Spain

Honor and Punishment in Late Eighteenth-Century Spain

(p.117) Chapter Four Honor and Punishment in Late Eighteenth-Century Spain
Fatal Love

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

Stanford University Press

Focuses on over 65 murders committed by Spanish wives and husbands, detailing their characteristics. Given the saliency of murders committed by unfaithful wives, this chapter explores the culture of honor and the extent to which it could be considered central to explaining the events under consideration. It demonstrates that most incidents resulting from extramarital affairs involved women who killed their husbands, not the other way around. This suggests that the honor codes were upended.

Keywords:   Spain, battering, murder, women, honor, passion, betrayal, rage, social hierarchy, death penalty

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