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Title Corruption in the Iberian empires : greed, custom, and colonial networks / edited by Christoph Rosenmüller
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 228 pages)
Contents Introduction: Corruption, Abuse, and Justice in the Iberian Empires / Christoph Rosenmüller -- Forgery and Tambos : False Documents, Imagined Incas, and the Making of Andean Space / Jeremy Ravi Mumford -- From Corrupt to Criminal : Reflections on the Great Potosí Mint Fraud of 1649 / Kris Lane -- Clients, Patrons, and Tribute : The Aguilar Family in Mexico, Tenochtitlan, 1644-1689 / William F. Connell -- Portraits of Bad Officials : Malfeasance in Visita Sentences from Seventeenth-Century Santo Domingo / Marc Eagle -- "The Execrable Offense of Fraud or Bribery" : Corrupt Judges and Common People in the Visita of Imperial Mexico (1715-1727) / Christoph Rosenmüller -- "Our Delivery Consists in Appointing Good Ministers" : Corruption and the Dilemmas of Appointing Officials in Early Eighteenth-Century Spain / Francisco A. Eissa-Barroso -- Custom, Corruption, and Reform in Early Eighteenth-Century Mexico : Puebla's Merchant Priests versus the Reformist Bureaucrat / Frances Ramos -- Merchant-Bureaucrats, Unwritten Contracts, and Fraud in the Manila Galleon Trade / Catherine Tracy Goode -- Addicted to Smuggling : Contraband Trade in Eighteenth-Century Brazil and Rio de la Plata / Fabrício Prado
Summary "This book provides new perspectives into a subject that historians have largely overlooked. The contributors use fresh archival research from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, and the Philippines to examine the lives of slaves and farmworkers as well as self-serving magistrates, bishops, and traders in contraband. The authors show that corruption was a powerful discourse in the Atlantic world. Investigative judges could dismiss culprits, jail them, or, sometimes, have them 'garroted and their corpses publicly displayed'"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 24, 2017)
Subject Corruption -- Portugal -- Colonies -- History.
Corruption -- Spain -- Colonies -- History.
Political corruption -- Portugal -- Colonies -- History.
Political corruption -- Spain -- Colonies -- History.
Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Philippines -- History -- 1521-1812.
Portugal -- Colonies -- Administration -- History.
Portugal -- Colonies -- Commerce -- History.
Spain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History.
Spain -- Colonies -- Commerce -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rosenmüller, Christoph, 1969- editor
LC no. 2017010053
ISBN 0826358268 (electronic book)
9780826358264 (electronic book)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)