Latin American Law

Author: M. C. Mirow
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292778589
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Private law touches every aspect of people's daily lives—landholding, inheritance, private property, marriage and family relations, contracts, employment, and business dealings—and the court records and legal documents produced under private law are a rich source of information for anyone researching social, political, economic, or environmental history. But to utilize these records fully, researchers need a fundamental understanding of how private law and legal institutions functioned in the place and time period under study. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction in either English or Spanish to private law in Spanish Latin America from the colonial period to the present. M. C. Mirow organizes the book into three substantial sections that describe private law and legal institutions in the colonial period, the independence era and nineteenth century, and the twentieth century. Each section begins with an introduction to the nature and function of private law during the period and discusses such topics as legal education and lawyers, legal sources, courts, land, inheritance, commercial law, family law, and personal status. Each section also presents themes of special interest during its respective time period, including slavery, Indian status, codification, land reform, and development and globalization.

Latin American Constitutionalism

Author: M. C. Mirow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025591
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Latin American Constitutions provides a comprehensive historical study of constitutionalism in Latin America from the independence period to the present, focusing on the Constitution of Cádiz, a foundational document in Latin American constitutionalism. Although drafted in Spain, it was applied in many regions of Latin America, and deputies from America formed a significant part of the drafting body. The politicization of constitutionalism reflected in Latin America's first moments proved to be a lasting legacy evident in the legal and constitutional world of the region today: many of Latin America's present challenges to establishing effective constitutionalism can be traced to the debates, ideas, structures, and assumptions of this text. This book explores the region's attempts to create effective constitutional texts and regimes in light of an established practice of linking constitutions to political goals and places important constitutional thinkers and regional constitutions, such as the Mexican Constitution of 1917, into their legal and historical context.

The Cambridge History Of Law In America

Author: Michael Grossberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521803055
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This volume covers American law from the earliest settlement and colonization of North America.

Democratic Latin America

Author: Craig Arceneaux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317348834
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Drawing on new approaches in comparative politics, Democratic Latin America focuses on analyzing political institutions as a way to assess broader trends in the region’s politics, including the rise of democracy. The text looks at the major institutions–executive, legislature, judiciary, military, and more—in 18 democratic countries to not only provide an expansive view of politics in Latin America but to also facilitate cross-national comparison. Democratic Latin America uniquely surveys the "what” of the region’s politics as well as the “why” and “how” to help students critically consider Latin America’s future.


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The Civil Law In Spain And Spanish America

Author: Clifford Stevens Walton
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 158477245X
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Walton, Clifford Stevens. The Civil Law in Spain and Spanish America. Including Cuba, Puerto Rico and Philippine Islands, and the Spanish Civil Code in force, annotated and with references to the Civil Codes of Mexico, Central and South America, With A History of all the Spanish Codes, and Summary of Canonical Laws, of the Principal Fueros, Ordenamientos, Councils and Ordenanzas of Spain from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century, including the Spanish, Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican Autonomical Constitutions, and a History of the Laws of the Indies. Washington, D.C.: W.H. Lowdermilk & Co., 1900. xix, 672 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025945. ISBN 1-58477-245-X. Cloth. $110. * Spain has an extraordinarily rich legal history, one that reflects Roman, Gothic, Arabic, Papal, Holy Roman and French influences. It is equally notable for its innovative and progressive nature. It was the first nation to produce a published commercial code. Aragon possessed and exercised a writ of habeas corpus during the medieval era. Medieval Spanish law witnessed the invention of democratic principles that would form the basis of the Republic of Iceland, the Magna Charta and the American Declaration of Independence. And as the first great colonial power, Spain exported its legal ideas to the New World. This had a profound influence on the history of most Latin American nations and the Philippines. The study of Spanish and Spanish-influenced law has much to offer the student of legal history. Walton facilitates this study through lucid historical introductions, notes and translations of rare source materials.