Laws of Burgos

Introductory note. The major codes of Hispanic law were the Siete Partidas, the Nueva Recopilacion del Las Leyes Destos Reynos, which was the compiled laws of Castile, first published in 1567, and the Leyes de las Indias, published in 1681, though it began to be compiled in 1570 and is a sort of cut and paste job of almost 200 years of imperial laws regarding the Indies rather than a well written code. These three codes make up the majority of the fabric of Hispanic law that applied to the colonies. In order to ease use and research of the three codes, a format was developed to allow the researcher to delve into the mass of laws, totaling more than 20,000. A topical summary appears for each law in each book and chapter, an index of who promulgated each law, and summaries for all chapters and books.



UNA GUIA PARA LAS LEYES DE LA NUEVA RECOPILACION DE LAS LEYES DESTOS REYNOS

Compilado Por: Patrick S. Werner Associate Profesor of Law and History Ave Maria College of the Americas San Marcos, Nicaragua Y Miembro Corresondiente de la Academia de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua © Todo Derecho Reservado – 2006

UNA GUIA PARA LAS SIETE PARTIDAS

Por: Patrick S. Werner Miembro Correspondiente Academic de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua Todo Derecho Reservado (2006) For Draft Discussion Only

UNA GUIA PARA LAS LEYES DE LAS INDIAS

Compilado Por: Patrick S. Werner Associate Profesor of Law and History Ave Maria College of the Americas San Marcos, Nicaragua Y Miembro Corresondiente de la Academia de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua © Todo Derecho Reservado Leyes de las Indias

The Laws of Burgos

Introductory note. The Fueros of Burgos have been cited widely as an example of the Spanish Crown trying to curb the bestial treatment of the Indians by Spaniards. Unfortunately the Fueros have only been translated into English once before at the beginning of this…