The Nefarious Sin in Colonial America and Spain

Primary author: Francisco Manzo-Robledo

Primary college/unit: Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
Campus: Pullman


In this manuscript (500+ pages), a set of colonial documents, obtained from the archives in Spain, dealing with historical events and court proceedings, are analyzed from a literary point of view. A simple model is proposed to bridge the distance from the time the documents were produced, to the present. This is accomplished by considering the existence of a social act—space, a virtual space that contains all acts accepted / not-accepted by society, and the existence of different relative—realities. This project deals with morality and legal proceedings; paleography, transcription and interpretation. The book will be in Spanish.