Showing the Truth to the Judge: The Role of Proofs in the Consulate of Seville during the Late 16th Century

Autor:Ana B. Fernández Castro
Cargo:Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne

This paper examines the role played by the proofs in the jurisdiction of the consulate of Seville during the last years of the 16th century. Its purpose is to challenge the historiographical assumption that mercantile justice was summary, based on the principle of good faith among merchants that presupposed a simplified procedure free from long proving periods. Through the study of litigation in... (ver resumen completo)

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