Relacion Sobre La Pacificacion Y Poblacion De Las Provincias Del Manche I Lacandon

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Author: Pinelo, Antonio de León (1589-1660) from the library of George M Foster

Year: 1958

Publisher: Jose Porrua Turanzas

Place: Madrid


xxxiii+44 pages. Duodecimo (6 1/2" x 4 1/2") issued in wrappers. Introduction by Jaime Delgado. From the library of George M Foster. Number 153 of a limited edition of 225 copies. Secondd edition.

Pinelo was born in Cordova de Tucuman, and educated in the College of the Jesuits of Lima. He traveled to Spain in 1612 and became attorney of the council of the Indies. Later became judge of the tribunal of La Contratacion in Seville, succeeding Gil Gonzalez Davila in 1637 in the post of historian of the Indies. He died in Seville. The "cedularios" permitted initiating the compiling works, because they provided order to legal texts. Using those as a base, several Spanish jurists started writing the so called "summaries", which were extracts of a new law or a mixture of several laws about the same theme. In this work, one of the first was Diego de Zorrilla, whose work was then revised by Rodrigo de Aguiar and lastly by Antonio de Leon Pinelo, who prepared a new project and in 1628 published the summaries of the 4 first books so they could be revised. Around 1615 Leon Pinelo began collecting all the decrees and ordinances that had been issued either by the home government or by the viceroys of the American possessions. He began publishing his works in 1623 Discurso de la importancia, de la forma, y de la disposicion de la colleccion de las leyes de Indias (Seville, 1623); After obtaining the king's approval to search the archives of Madrid and Simancas, he published an abridged first part, Sumario de la recopilacion general (Seville, 1634). He completed the work in 1645, but its publication was deferred until 1680, when Vicente Gonzaga published it under the title Recopilacion general de las leyes de las Indias (4 vols., Madrid, 1680). He published Tratado de confirmaciones reales, que se requieren para las Indias Occidentales (1630); Tablas Cronologicas (1645);Aparato politico de las Indias Occidentales (1653)Vida de Santo Toribio arzobispo de Lima (1653); El Paraiso en el Nuevo Mundo (1656) and Acuerdos del Concejo de Indias (1658). Pinelo left also several manuscripts, some of which have been published since his death:Politica de las Indias; Bulario Indico; Code of the canonical laws in force in South America;Historia del Supremo Concejo de las Indias;Las ha-zafias de Chile con su historia;Fundacion v historia de la ciudad de Lima;Descubrimiento y historia de Potosi andRelacion de la provincia de Minche y Lacaudon.

George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.


A near fine copy, deckle edged and Foster's stamp to front wrapper.


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