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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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On Sex, Criminal Procedure, and Interpreting Colonial Prosecutions, II

In my first post on this topic, I looked at one of the way criminal cases are usually mined for social historical information. Today I’d like to turn attention to the context of criminal procedure practiced in a mid-sized city

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On Sex, Criminal Procedure, and Interpreting Colonial Prosecutions

The paper I delivered at the ASE make a methodological argument for approaching criminal prosecutions of sex crimes in the early-modern Spanish empire. The nature of criminal prosecution in the early modern Spanish legal system hinged upon two significant elements,

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