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Author Muldoon, James, 1935- author.

Title The Americas in the Spanish world order : the justification for conquest in the seventeenth century / James Muldoon
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1994]


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1. The law of Christian-infidel relations : the Spanish title to the new world -- 2. To civilize the barbarian-the anthropology and history -- 3. The mechanics of political evolution -- 4. The mechanics of political evolution-the natural law -- 5. A legitimate claim to the Indies-the theory of papal power -- 6. A legitimate claim to the Indies-papal jurisdiction over the infidels -- 7. A legitimate claim to the Indies-the history of papal-royal relations -- 8. Order and harmony among nations
Summary Juan de Solorzano Pereira (1575-1654) was a lawyer who spent eighteen years as a judge in Peru before returning to Spain to serve on the Councils of Castile and of the Indies. Considered one of the finest lawyers in Spain, his work, De Indiarum Jure, was the most sophisticated defense of the Spanish conquest of the Americas ever written, and he was widely cited in Europe and the Americas until the early nineteenth century. In this work he not only drew on traditional legal and the logical materials used to defend the conquest, but also employed anthropology and history to compare the social and political development of the New World with that of the Old. His work, with that of the Spanish School of international law theorists generally, is often seen as leading to Hugo Grotius and modern international law. However, as James Muldoon shows, the De Indiarum Jure represents the fullest development of a medieval Catholic theory of international order that provided an alternative to the Grotian theory. The Americas in the Spanish World Order offers a sophisticated evaluation of the significance of the legal and theological debates that attended the Spanish conquest of the New World. It will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and early modern Spanish and legal history
Analysis Christianity and politics
Latin America Politics and government To 1830
Law Spain Colonies History
Solórzano Pereira, Juan de 1575-1655 De Indiarum jure
Spain Colonies America Administration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-233) and index
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SUBJECT Solórzano Pereira, Juan de, 1575-1655. De Indiarum jure.
Solórzano Pereira, Juan de, 1575-1655. De Indiarum jure
Solórzano Pereira, Juan de 1575-1655 gnd
Solórzano Pereira, Juan de 1575-1655 Disputationes de Indiarum iure gnd
Solórzano Pereira, Juan de. Disputationes de Indiarum iure. swd
Solórzano Pereira, Juan de. swd
De Indiarum jure (Solórzano Pereira, Juan de) fast (OCoLC)fst01358793
Subject Law -- Spain -- Colonies -- History
Christianity and politics.
Spanish colonies.
Christianity and politics.
Colonies -- Administration.
Politics and government
Law -- Spanish colonies.
Eroberung Lateinamerikas
SUBJECT Latin America -- Politics and government -- To 1830.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
Subject America
Latin America.
Lateinamerika -- Eroberung.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93050529
ISBN 1512809578