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CLAH Andean Section Roundtable

Below the fold is a draft transcript of my comments for the upcoming CLAH Andean Studies Section roundtable, appreciably organized by Jane Mangan. I’ve seen the others’ draft comments as well, at it promises to be a fun and interesting

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The Spanish Legal Inheritance and the Meaning of Independence

In my last post, I argued that the early modern Spanish legal system functioned through the perpetuation of legal fictions that allowed litigants to circumvent the rules. Litigants’ legal identities existed along a spectrum, or better within a matrix 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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