By Victor Uribe-Uran
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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Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic by Victor Uribe-Uran