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By Ethelia Ruiz Medrano

Initially released in Mexico as Gobierno y Sociedad en Nueva Espana, Ethelia Ruiz Medrano?’s seminal learn is now to be had during this up to date English version. Drawing on large archival examine, Ruiz examines the constructing colonial associations in Mexico and the way they replaced indigenous land possession and exertions legislation to desire the hot bureaucrats. This portrait of the rising executive in New Spain fills a severe area of interest in Latin American stories.

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59 The Second Audiencia sent the Crown a denunciation of the Dominicans for having given ecclesiastical immunity to a black slave belonging to a former oidor of the First Audiencia, licenciado Diego Delgadillo. The problem became a dispute over jurisdiction—and the matter likely had a political history since the Dominicans had supported the First Audiencia members. The controversy ended when a constable removed the slave from the monastery. 60 The Crown sided with the Audiencia and sent a royal order expressing its surprise that the Dominicans had defied the representatives of the Crown.

29 The complexity of this matter requires more detail about how it was handled during the Second Audiencia, since it is an important application of — 21 THE FIRST ATTEMPTS AT ROYAL CONTROL OVER THE TERRITORY royal justice in Indian affairs after receiving information about the natives’ former customs. ” They became slaves if they stole, if they lost the traditional ball game, or if they had children with an Indian slave woman, although Quiroga stated that he had never encountered a case of slavery resulting from these factors and therefore doubted that they were reasons for slavery.

15 The last sentence is especially relevant because it shows that Fuenleal opposed granting any jurisdiction to the protectors, agreeing in this sense with the members of the former Audiencia. Thus, by means of the royal order issued on September 28, 1534, Zumárraga was relieved of his office as protector, and on September 4, 1535, he resigned. 18 — THE FIRST ATTEMPTS AT ROYAL CONTROL OVER THE TERRITORY Earlier, in a royal order from 1533 dated “Barcelona, April 20,” the Crown had expressed agreement with the Audiencia that the office of protector should be eliminated in New Spain.

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