By Victor Uribe-Uran
For historians, spousal murders are major for what they exhibit approximately social and relatives historical past, particularly the hidden heritage of daily gender family members, conflicts, crimes, and punishments. Fatal Love examines this phenomenon within the past due colonial Spanish Atlantic, targeting incidents taking place in New Spain (colonial Mexico), New Granada (colonial Colombia), and Spain from the 1740s to the 1820s. within the greater than two hundred circumstances consulted, it considers not just the social gains of the murders, but in addition the criminal discourses and judicial practices guiding the old remedy of spousal murders, aiding us comprehend the ancient intersection of family violence, deepest and state/church patriarchy, and the law.
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