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Spanish Law and its Expansion

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Spanish Law and its Expansion

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This chapter provides an overview of the legal aspects of Spain's enterprise in the Americas. It addresses the uses of law in discovery, exploration and conquest; Castilian law before its expansion to new territories; the use of law to justify conquest; slavery and indigenous labour; institutions; sources of law; legal actors; and Spanish law after independence. It also presents some of the present debates surrounding the nature and construction of derecho indiano.

ISBN

9780198785521

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

Oxford

Keywords

Spain, colonial law, derecho indiano, Americas

Disciplines

European Law | Law | Legal History

Spanish Law and its Expansion

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