Other Sources of Law

The laws that applied to the general administration of each of the provinces n the kingdom of Guatemala are found in the Ordenañzas Reales, reproduced below. The last major law source herein is the Law of Intendentes, 1787. It was the last major legal reform during the colonial period, and restructured the Hapsburg administrative and tax structure. It is sometimes cited in historical works generally, but almost never are its individual provisions cited. The Law of Intendentes that was in effect in the kingdom of Guatemala was stored in the General Archives of Central America (AGCA). It apparently disappeared in 1979. The copy found herein is a handwritten certified copy of the Buenos Aires Law of Intendentes, and is for all intents and purposes the same content as that of Guatemala, except for a very few provisions that applied to named geographical locations in the River Plate area.



The Law of Intendentes, 1787 (Guatemala)

SPANISH LAW IN EARLY COLONIAL NICARAGUA: STATUTES, CASES, AND ANCILLARY REPORTS

By: Patrick S. Werner, M.A., J.D. Copyright @ 2009. All Rights Reserved, Derechos Reservados Discussion Draft Only; May Not Be Copied Without The Express Prior Written Permission Of The Author. INTRODUCTORY NOTE This work little resembles most treatises on Latin American history. It very…

LA REAL HACIENDA Y LAS POLITICAS ECONOMICAS BORBONICAS EN EL REINO DE GUATEMALA, 1731 – 1821.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN CARLOS DE GUATEMALA. DIRECCION GENERAL DE INVESTIGACION, DIGI ESCUELA DE HISTORIA INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES HISTORICAS ANTROPOLOGICAS Y ARQUEOLOGICAS, IIHAA. PROYECTO: LA REAL HACIENDA Y LAS POLITICAS ECONOMICAS BORBONICAS EN EL REINO DE GUATEMALA, 1731 – 1821. EQUIPO DE INVESTIGACION: COORDINADOR: LIC….

Capítulos de las Ordenanzas Reales

Ministerio de Educación Archivo General de Centro América Guatemala, 1985