Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Legislation in Early Modern Hispanic America: The Third Mexican Provincial Council (1585)
Moutin, Osvaldo R.; Birr, Christiane
Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt/Main
SummaryThe Third Mexican Provincial Council created one of the most persistent sets of canon law in Spanish America and the Philippines by consciously and creatively adapting European normative models to American social, cultural, and religious realities. New research initiatives at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History investigate hitherto neglected sources to achieve a new comprehension of the ways juridical, cultural, and geographical factors shaped the (re)production of legal orders on both sides of the Atlantic.