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Diego de Avendaño and the ideal the judge in the probabilism in eighteenth-century

Grant number: 11/18474-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2011
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of America
Principal Investigator:Rafael Ruiz Gonzalez
Grantee:Ana Carolina Nunes Rocha
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This research aims to study the figure of seventeen century probabilistic judge at Iberian America in order to better understand the Indian juridical system. As source, we will be using a contemporary probabilistic Jesuit from the period: Diego de Avendaño, a renowned jurist from the Spanish Crown higher tribunal, the Real Audiência in Lima, pointed as a "conscience's guide for the judges at his time".1 Guided by Avendaño's Oidores y oficiales de hacienda - Thesaurus Indicus, Vol I, Tìt. Iv y V we'll seek to ensure the judge importance as key part in the relational engine between colony and metropolis, and to delineate his profile as well. This Scientific Initiation (IC) work is linked to the "Direito e justiça nas Américas" project, developed in the Núcleo de Estudos Ibéricos at Universidade Federal de São Paulo and financed with subsidize JP from FAPESP 2007-55040-6, that researches the legislative system and social practices at the seventeen century, searching for different possible answers regarding the juridical and social relations at the Spanish colonies at America. (AU)