Rebels with a cause in Spanish America : [Rezension zu: Gregorio Salinero, Hombres de mala corte. Desobediencias, procesos políticos y gobierno de Indias en la segunda mitad del siglo XVI (traducción de Manuela Águeda García Garrido), Madrid: Cátedra 2017, 483 p., ISBN 978-84-376-3641-2]

  • Five hundred years ago, Hernán Cortés launched his invasion of Mexico (1519–1521), which culminated in the fall of Tenochtitlán. A little over a decade later, the Inca realm was destroyed by Francisco Pizarro’s clan in Peru (1532–1533). The decisive factors and myths of the Spanish "conquests" are treated in the pertinent historiography. Recent literature has had less to say on the subsequent phase of early colonial history, when the Castilian Crown and its representatives in the "New World" tried to reinforce their dominance – essentially against the interests of the first generation of conquistadores. This tumultuous period is the subject of Gregorio Salinero’s book, which re-examines disobediences, political trials and governance in Spanish America, as the subtitle reads. It is an augmented version of Salinero’s La trahison de Cortés (Paris 2014), now skillfully translated into Spanish by Manuela Águeda García Garrido. The author, professor of history at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is well known for his research on transatlantic relations between Spain and Spanish America. ...

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Author:Otto Danwerth
Parent Title (Multiple languages):Rechtsgeschichte = Legal History
Publisher:Max-Planck-Inst. für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Place of publication:Frankfurt, M.
Contributor(s):Thomas Duve, Stefan Vogenauer
Document Type:Review
Year of Completion:2019
Year of first Publication:2019
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/12/23
Page Number:5
First Page:345
Last Page:348
Dieser Beitrag steht unter einer Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Institutes:Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Sonderforschungsbereiche / Forschungskollegs
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0