Manuscripts

Note: regarding the manuscripts of the guides to Las Siete Partidas, Las Leyes de las Indias, Las Leyes Destos Reynos, represent the legal edifice upon which the Spanish empire was based. Historians seldom delve into the details of these sources, in no small part because of their volume and organization. Together they represent about 20,000 laws, some with many clauses. Though these codes can be difficult, they represent the parameters within which all colonial administrators, and inhabitants, operated, lived, and defined the parameters of authorized behavior. Also included with the guides to these three major codes are summaries of the topics and number of laws in each book or chapter, and each author. Also included in the manuscripts are the ordinances that applied to all Central American colonies from 1568 to independence, and arguably for a time thereafter. This compilation is the fine work of colleague Jorge Lujan Munoz, who consented to it being reproduced on this web page. The Law of Intendentes, 1787, is also included. They were the last major reworking of administrative and financial laws and procedures before independence. They are rarely cited specifically because they have never been published. The original certified copy of the Law of Intendentes was for years kept in the Archivo General de Centro America in Guatemala City. This certified manuscript disappeared sometime around 1979, and the almost identical Laws of Intendentes for Buenos Aires is presented instead, in digital form.



The Law of Intendentes, 1787 (Guatemala)

An Index to the Tasacion of 1581 for the Colony of Nicaragua

An Index to the Tasacion of 1581 for the Colony of Nicaragua By Patrick S. Werner University of Mobile San Marcos, Nicaragua

Los Códigos Reconstruidos de las Leyes de las Indias

FOR DRAFT DISCUSSION ONLY Los Códigos Reconstruidos de las Leyes de las Indias Compilado Por: Patrick S. Werner Associate Professor of Law and History Ave Maria College of the Americas San Marcos, Nicaragua Y Miembro Correspondiente de la Academia de Geografía e Historia de…

A MANUSCRIPT THE CHURCH STATE CONFLICT IN THE FOUNDING OF COLONIAL NICARAGUA

A MANUSCRIPT THE CHURCH STATE CONFLICT IN THE FOUNDING OF COLONIAL NICARAGUA By Pat Werner Ave Maria College of the Americas San Marcos, Nicaragua 2005 Preliminary Note This unpublished manuscript is the English version of most of a work I published, in Spanish, in…

The Compiled Mining Laws of Spain and Its Colonies, 1265-1821

The Compiled Mining Laws of Spain and Its Colonies, 1265-1821 By: Patrick S. Werner Corresponding Member, Academy of Geography and History of Nicaragua Not To Be Duplicated Without the Prior Written Permission Of The Author Copyright @ 2001 All Rights Reserved

Objetos de Jadeíta de Nicaragua: Un Análisis Preliminar

Pat Werner Miembro, Correspondiente, Academia de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua Ave Maria University Latin American Campus San Marcos, Nicaragua 7 de Marzo, 2011 Introducción El gobierno de España recientemente repatrió a Nicaragua más de 30 piezas de jadeíta. España las confiscó, en España,…

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

Libro de actas de la Audiencia de los Confines

El libro de actas de la Audiencia de los Confines contiene todas las sentencias y actas de la Audiencia, que cuentan más de 100, cada uno con las firmas de los miembros de la Audiencia. Fue hecho y utilizado como dictó El Código de…