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These laws, also referred to as the Leyes Nuevas ofwere created to protect indigenous people from abuses that were occuring as a result of the encomienda system of land ownership that was imposed by the Spaniards following histkria conquest see Stevens book below for English translation.

The Codex Mendoza manuscript is housed at the Bodleian Library, and is “a pictorial history of the Aztec empire from to ; an illustrated catalogue of the annual tribute paid by the towns of the empire to the last emperor, Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin Montezuma II ; and an illustrated account of Aztec derceho, male and female, from birth to death.

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This article describes various prehispanic legal customs that have become incorporated into written Mexican law. Translated by William Gates.

Actas y Estudios The Murals of Bonampak. Author’s Thesis – Universidad Iberoamericana.

An introduction to the history of Mexican law – Catalog – UW-Madison Libraries

The author reorganizes Aztec law within an artificial framework of European law codes, and then compares each Aztec law with analogous provisions in modern Mexican law. Josephy, Alvin M, Jr. This book includes a study of the constitutional law of the Aztecs.


What allowed the Maya to survive, while most other Indian cultures succumbed, is the question that runs through the pages and threads the chapters of this classic work.

Borah describes the failure of the Spanish government’s effort to preserve native legal customs, and the consequences of this failure in terms of disruption of the Indian social order and the flood of litigation by Indians in the Spanish courts. Maya Society Under Colonial Rule: Zorita sat as a judge on the highest courts in New Spain and became an ardent defender of indigenous rights.

General Works Mafgadant, Miguel.

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Painted Books and Indigenous Knowledge in Mesoamerica: It relies heavily on Spanish chroniclers, Mayan writings from s colonial period such as the Chilam Balam, and Sylvanus Morley, an early pioneer msxicano Maya studies.

La Historia del Derecho Indiano: El Derecho de los Aztecas. Margadant Madame le professeur: Aztec Thought and Culture: This publication includes several essays on law and anthropology, international recognition of indigenous legal systems, and a select bibliography on legal anthropology. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video.

This bibliography provides coverage of representative works on Aztec and Maya nistoria, post-Conquest indigenous law, and Aztec and Maya history. The opening essay includes a useful literature review. This book additionally includes several depictions of Aztec courts and crimes.

Paleography of Nahuatl text and English translation by Thelma Sullivan. El Reverso de la Conquista: Landaa Franciscan who became bishop of Yucatan, is famous for his account of ancient Maya culture and infamous for having orchestrated the destruction of Mayan manuscripts.


These laws were preceded by the Leyes de Burgos, which were created in and were the untroduccion laws to govern the new Spanish colonies. Reprint of edition.

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This article is one of the most thorough English-language overviews ibtroduccion the Aztec legal system, and has sections on the government structure, the legal system, and areas of substantive law including criminal law, family law, property, commercial law, and international law.

For purposes of Maya law, this bibliography focuses on works that apply to the ancient Maya who lived in what is now the southern and Yucatan region of Mexico.

This article looks at the depiction of indigenous legal systems in the Spanish theatre of the late 18th-early 19th centuries, and discusses how these depictions served either to justify the Spanish conquest, or as a commentary on contemporary European society. Most of the book is taken up by the introduction, which denounces Spanish mistreatment of indigenous people.