The Spanish Origin of International Law

Francisco de Vitoria and His Law of Nations

Author: James Brown Scott,Francisco de Vitoria

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771100

Category: History

Page: 307

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Scott, James Brown. The Spanish Origin of International Law. Francisco De Vitoria and His Law of Nations. London: Humphrey Milford, 1934. 19a, 288, clviii pp. Frontispiece and portrait. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-036835. ISBN 1-58477-110-0. Cloth. $90. * Francisco de Vitoria [c. 1483-1546] is widely considered to be a founder of international law. Scott holds that Vitoria's 16th century school of international law and his important Reflectiones, De Indis Noviter Inventis and De Jure Belli (the text of these are included in the appendix) are in fact the origin of the law of nations, which was to become the international law of Christendom and the world at large. In Vitoria's writings described herein he held that pagans had the right to freedom and property, declared slavery to be unsound, upheld the rights of Indians, questioned the Spanish conquest of the New World in the time immediately following Columbus' discovery of America which gave rise to his thesis that the community of nations transcends Christendom. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 1279-1280.

Painting in Spain


Author: Jonathan Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300064742

Category: Art

Page: 283

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A revised edition of the Golden Age of Painting in Spain in the YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS PELICAN HISTORY OF ART series. As well as describing and analysing Spanish painting, sculpture, and architecture, the author considers the political, economic and religious contexts of the art and artists.

Exorcism and Its Texts

Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England and Spain

Author: Hilaire Kallendorf

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802088178

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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In Exorcism and Its Texts, Hilaire Kallendorf demonstrates how this 'infection' was represented in some thirty works of literature by fifteen different authors, ranging from canonical classics to obscure works by anonymous writers.

Women Writers in Twentieth-century Spain and Spanish America

Author: Catherine Davies,Senior Lecturer Department of Hispanic Studies Catherine Davies

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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Among the contributers are Clara Janes, Each study suggests detailed readings of selected texts. Some of the writers discussed are recognized as key figures in the Hispanic canon (Carmen Laforet, Rosario Castellanos, Carmen Conde, Merce Rodoreda, Juana de Ibarbourou). Others are less well-known (Maria Luisa Bombal, Idea Vilarino, Dora Alonso, Gioconda Belli, Julie Sopetran, Tina Diaz) but important to an understanding of women as producers of textual meaning. Among the contributers are Clara Janes, Monserrat Ordonez and Mirta Yanez. What emerges are the multiple subversive strategies used by women writing in Spanish and Catalan to enable self-representation and to challenge hegemonic discourse.

The Refracted Muse

Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

Author: Enrique Garcia Santo-Tomas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646573X

Category: History

Page: 324

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Galileo never set foot on the Iberian Peninsula, yet, as Enrique García Santo-Tomás unfolds in The Refracted Muse, the news of his work with telescopes brought him to surprising prominence—not just among Spaniards working in the developing science of optometry but among creative writers as well. While Spain is often thought to have taken little notice of the Scientific Revolution, García Santo-Tomás tells a different story, one that reveals Golden Age Spanish literature to be in close dialogue with the New Science. Drawing on the work of writers such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, and Quevedo, he helps us trace the influence of science and discovery on the rapidly developing and highly playful genre of the novel. Indeed, García Santo-Tomás makes a strong case that the rise of the novel cannot be fully understood without taking into account its relationship to the scientific discoveries of the period.

Cuentos Españoles de Colorado Y Nuevo México

Author: José Griego y Maestas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mexican American tales

Page: 174

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The "cuentos" or tales of this bilingual collection evoke the rich tradition of the early Spanish settlers and their descendants, relating the magic and events of everyday life in Colorado and the Hispanic villages of New Mexico.

The Art of the Festival

As Exemplified by the Fiesta to the Patroness of Otuzco, La Virgen de la Puerta

Author: Robert J. Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fasts and feasts

Page: 150

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