Catalogue


Church wealth in Mexico : a study of the 'Juzgado de Capellanias' in the archbishopric of Mexico 1800-1856 /
by Michael P. Costeloe.
imprint
London : Cambridge University Press, 1967.
description
139 p.
ISBN
0521047293
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
corporate subject
More Details
imprint
London : Cambridge University Press, 1967.
isbn
0521047293
catalogue key
1583281
 
Bibliography: p. 133-136.
Holmes Collection.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
The Juzgado de Capellanias was the most important fiscal institution within the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico. It operated in each diocese as a type of bank, receiving clerical revenues from various sources and investing them by way of loans at interest.
Main Description
The Juzgado de Capellanias was the most important fiscal institution within the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico. It operated in each diocese as a type of bank, receiving clerical revenues from various sources and investing them by way of loans at interest. The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico was both a cause and a victim of the political and economic chaos of this period. The liberals alleged that the concentration of much of the country's wealth in the hands of the clerical corporations hindered the political and economic progress of the nation. The clergy argued that they utilized much of their property and capital to the direct benefit of both society and the economy. Dr Costeloe examines these different views in relation to the Juzgado in Mexico. He discusses its complex internal administration, skilled employees, sources of revenue and the procedure for obtaining loans from it. Since the borrower was obliged to guarantee repayment of his loan by offering a property as security, the Church, through the Juzgado as creditor, gained control of the mortgaged property. Dr Costeloe analyses the effects of this investment and subsequent control of real estate via the clergy. In the final section, the author discusses the relations between the Juzgado and the State.
Table of Contents
The Juzgado de Capellanias. Organization and employees
The Juzgado and its revenue
Personal loans from the Juzgado
The effects of clerical investment
The Juzgado and the State
Conclusion
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem