Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy

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Duke University Press, 1991 - Всего страниц: 206
Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance uncovers from history the fascinating and strange story of Spanish explorer Francisco Noguerol de Ulloa. in 1556, accompanied by his second wife, Francisco returned to his home in Spain after a profitable twenty-year sojourn in the new world of Peru. However, unlike most other rich conquistadores who returned to the land of their birth, Francisco was not allowed to settle into a life of leisure. Instead, he was charged with bigamy and illegal shipment of silver, was arrested and imprisoned. Francisco’s first wife (thought long dead) had filed suit in Spain against her renegade husband.
So begins the labyrinthine legal tale and engrossing drama of an explorer and his two wives, skillfully reconstructed through the expert and original archival research of Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook. Drawing on the remarkable records from the trial, the narrative of Francisco’s adventures provides a window into daily life in sixteenth-century Spain, as well as the mentalité and experience of conquest and settlement of the New World. Told from the point of view of the conquerors, Francisco’s story reveals not only the lives of the middle class and minor nobility but also much about those at the lower rungs of the social order and relations between the sexes.
In the tradition of Carlo Ginzberg’s The Cheese and the Worms and Natalie Zemon Davis’ The Return of Martin Guerre, Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance illuminates an historical period—the world of sixteenth-century Spain and Peru—through the wonderful and unusual story of one man and his two wives.
 

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A very funny story, that captures a taste of live in Spanish America before independence. Читать весь отзыв

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Prologue Justice Be Fulfilled I
1
THE INDIES
5
She Who Died
7
Hardship and Risk
9
Neither Rectitude nor Tranquility
14
The Healthiest in Peru
18
This City Is Traitorous
21
This Is the Head
28
Give Me the City
90
A Wise Man
91
Shock and Great Sadness
97
Never Forgive the Nuns 1 oz xxxii He and She Knowing
104
Married Life Together
107
Compel and Force
108
Leave the House III
111
Contrary to the Truth
112

Such Little Penitence
29
Kissed Her on the Cheek
32
The Crown Jewel
36
They Would Kill Me
37
Silver Common as Copper
41
On the First Ship
43
Promise You
44
Relieve My Conscience
50
Used Force
53
Justice Will Not Be Lost
57
She Should Receive
62
No Case Is So Expensive
64
In Truthful Ignorance
67
THE TRIAL
69
He Should Be Jailed
71
In Search of the Fugitive
73
Have Presented Myself
76
Are You Married?
77
This Claim
80
Foul Odors and Vapors
83
Consent
84
No Hope of Survival
88
Shall Not Meet
115
Carnal Intercourse 1 16
116
To Sin Mortally
119
FATEFUL DECISIONS
121
The Principal Houses
123
Am Despoiled
127
And Gave Freedom
129
Perpetual Memory
133
Carry the Name
136
Interred in My Chapel
138
From the Estate
141
He Had Consummated
142
Has Not Fulfilled
145
As Good Brothers
146
Epilogue Treasures Upon Earth
151
Glossary
155
Currency and Measures 16o Chronology
161
Notes
165
Bibliography
191
Index
199
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Alexandra Parma Cook is an independent scholar.

Noble David Cooks is Professor of History at Florida International University. They are coeditors of The Discovery and Conquest of Peru, also published by Duke University Press.

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