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Murder in Mérida, 1792 : violence, factions, and the law /
Mark W. Lentz.
edition
First edition.
imprint
Albuqerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018.
description
xvi, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0826359604, 0826359612, 9780826359605, 9780826359612
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series title
imprint
Albuqerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018.
isbn
0826359604
0826359612
9780826359605
9780826359612
contents note
A Province at risk -- The intendant's enemies: Chronicle of an assassination foretold -- The suspects of 1792: Prosecuting the powerless -- Neither free nor family: Criados and slaves in Spanish households -- Into the countryside: Outsiders, intermediaries, and the Maya world -- A stratified cah, united by language: Cabildos, church auxiliaries, and Indios Hidalgos -- Divided at the top: Politics of the personal -- A strange turn of events.
abstract
"During the summer of 1792, a man wearing the rough garb of a vaquero stepped out of the night shadows of Mérida, Yucatan, and murdered the province's top royal official, don Lucas de Galvez. This book recounts the mystery of the Galvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid. In this work Lentz further provides a readable introduction to the Bourbon Reforms as well as new insights on late colonial Yucatecan society through the vast depictions of the cross-section of Yucatecan people questioned during the decade it took to uncover the assassin's identity. These suspects and witnesses, from all walks of life, reveal the interconnected layers found in colonial Yucatecan society and the social networks of Mérida's urban underclass as well as their unexpected ties to the creole elites and rural Mayas that have previously been unexplored."--
"Yucatan; Bourbon Reforms; creoles; underclass; trial; independence"--
catalogue key
11705877
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-304) and index.

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