Adúlteros (DCH) (Adulterers (DCH))

34 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2022

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Herlinda Ruiz Martínez

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales

Date Written: January 1, 2022

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Los adúlteros, o quienes violaban el lecho conyugal, incurrían en un delito cometido desde tiempos remotos. En Hispanoamérica y Filipinas, durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII se incidió en la falta de diversas maneras, por lo que sus infractores fueron procesados por los derechos canónico y civil. Este artículo retoma, a grandes rasgos, el delito de adulterio en el nuevo mundo durante el antiguo régimen, los sujetos considerados como adúlteros, los mecanismos empleados para descubrir la infidelidad conyugal, los foros de justicia que atendieron el delito y sus variantes, además de los castigos impuestos por las autoridades (particularmente eclesiásticas) hacia los transgresores, en cuyos casos poco importaba su estatus racial, de género y situación socio-económica.

English Abstract:Adulterers, i.e. those who violated the conjugal bed, were guilty of a crime committed since ancient times. In Spanish America and the Philippines, during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the offence was committed in various ways, and offenders were prosecuted under both canon and civil law. This article takes up, in broad strokes, the crime of adultery in the new world during early modern times, the subjects considered adulterers, the mechanisms used to discover marital infidelity, the forums of justice that dealt with this crime and its variants, as well as the punishments imposed by the autorities (particularly ecclesiastical ones) on the transgressors; in these cases, race, gender and socio-economic status mattered little.

Keywords: Adulterers, adultery, honor, bed, justice

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Martínez, Herlinda, Adúlteros (DCH) (Adulterers (DCH)) (January 1, 2022). Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory Research Paper Series No. 2022-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4005302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4005302

Herlinda Ruiz Martínez (Contact Author)

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales ( email )

Av. Tata Vasco 200, Centro Histórico
Morelia, Michoacán 58000
Mexico

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