New PDF release: Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late

By Victor Uribe-Uran

ISBN-10: 0804794634

ISBN-13: 9780804794633

One evening in December 1800, within the far away project outpost of San Antonio in northern Mexico, Eulalia Californio and her lover Primo plotted the homicide of her abusive husband. whereas the sufferer used to be dozing, Prio and his brother tied a rope round Juan Californio's neck. one in every of them sat on his physique whereas the opposite pulled at the rope and the lady, grabbing her husband by means of the legs, pulled within the wrong way. After Juan Californio suffocated, Eulalia ran to the venture and said that her husband had choked whereas chewing tobacco. Suspicious, the undertaking clergymen pronounced the crime to the gurus accountable for the closest presidio.

For historians, spousal murders are major for what they exhibit approximately social and kinfolk historical past, specifically the hidden background of day by day gender family, 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 positive factors of the murders, but additionally the criminal discourses and judicial practices guiding the ancient therapy of spousal murders, assisting us comprehend the historic intersection of family violence, deepest and state/church patriarchy, and the law.

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