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Revista de estudios histórico-jurídicos

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CORDERO FERNANDEZ, Macarena. Penalties and Punishments for Idolatry Applied in Idolatry Extirpators in Lima During the 17th Century. Rev. estud. hist.-juríd. [online]. 2010, n.32, pp.351-379. ISSN 0716-5455.

The punitive system applied to the native people, legally declared as apostates by the idolatry extirpators, had several characteristics that implied the reformulation of the criminal classification and objectives, which were different from the ones considered in the order of the Old Regime. As a matter of fact, a fissure was created in the punitive system, susceptible to be qualified as modernising or post-modern. The aforementioned occurred because, based on the indigenous protector statute and the legal praxis, some punishments were created, objectives of which had to be adjusted to the cultural reality of the Andean populations. For example, jail in the modern sense was established and other punishments were ruled out because it was impossible to apply them.

Palabras clave : Idolaters; Idolatry extirpators; Proportionality of the criminal sanction; Prison term; Statute of protection of native people.

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