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a (short) week in the archive

Totals for the archive this week: Total pics = 4,512 Total manuscript pages = probably @8,400+ Criminales boxes processed = 31 Years covered = 1757-1764, 1775-1782 The Archivo Nacional has produced a number of guides for various series of the

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Posted in Apps for Research, Digital History, Latin American History, Processes, Research and Writing

Back to Quito

I finally finished, and submitted my manuscript for review. It is a strange feeling, really, to let go of a project that has defined much of the last decade of my life. The rewrites for transforming it from a dissertation

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Public, Notorious, and Scandalous

In my previous posts on the subject (here and here), I’ve argued that the form of criminal prosecutions of sexual crimes in 18th-c. Spanish America lends important contextual cues for interpreting their content. The discursive conditions of particular stages of

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Hacer juicio ú dictamen acerca de alguna cosa... significando que el objeto excita el juicio ú dictamen en la persona que le hace.

Deducir ante el Juez la accion ú derecho que se tiene, ó las excepciones que excluyen la accion contrária.

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Chad Black

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