Finding Aid to the Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies MS.845

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
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rroom@theautry.org
2012 December 12


Title: Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies
Identifier/Call Number: MS.845
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: undated
Abstract: This is a typed translation of the Recopilacion de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias, tomo Sugundo, Madrid, 1756, second edition made by Charles Fletcher Lummis at an unknown date.
creator: Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.

Scope and Contents

This is a typed translation of the Recopilacion de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias, tomo Sugundo, Madrid, 1756, second edition made by Charles Fletcher Lummis at an unknown date.

Preferred citation

Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.845.

Processing history

Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 12, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donated to the library as part of the Charles Fletcher Lummis collection, 1910 February 28.

Use

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Scope and Contents

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Note

The Laws of the Indies (Spanish: Leyes de Indias) are the entire body of laws issued by the Spanish Crown for its American and Philippine possessions of its empire. They regulated social, political and economic life in these areas. The laws are composed of myriad decrees issued over the centuries and the important laws of the 16th century, which attempted to regulate the interactions between the settlers and natives, such as the Laws of Burgos (1512) and the New Laws (1542). Throughout the 500 years of Spanish presence in these parts of the world, the laws were compiled several times, most notably in 1680 under Charles II in the Recopilación de las Leyes de los Reynos de Indias (Compilation of the Laws of the Kingdoms of the Indies), which became the classic collection of the laws, despite the fact that later laws superseded parts of it and other compilations were issued. The 1680 compilation set the template by which the laws were organized.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Leon Pinelo, Antonio de, 1590 or 1591-1660
Indians of North America
Latin America -- Politics and government
Law -- Spain -- Colonies -- Sources
Leyes de Indias Recopilacion de leyes de los reynos de las Indias
Spain -- Colonies -- Adminstration
Spain -- Colonies -- Law
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