Juan Solórzano Pereira
in Rafael Domingo and Javier Martinez-Torron eds, Great Christian Jurists in Spanish History 239-257 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)
26 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2017 Last revised: 4 Jun 2018
Date Written: 2017
This biography of the seventeenth-century jurist Juan Solórzano Pereira analyzes his major writings with particular focus on his justifications of Spanish activity in the Americas. The study addresses his views of papal authority, indigenous peoples, and Spanish rule through his use of Roman Catholic sources and doctrine.
Keywords: Juan Solórzano Pereira, indigenous people, Salamanca, scholasticism, conquest, royal patronage
JEL Classification: K00
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