The Legal History of Mexico: From the Era of Exploration of the New World to the Present

Hein Cites, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

  • This up-to-date and unique resource outlines the complete legal history of Mexico
  • Extensive scope plus author expertise provides a comprehensive guide for researchers at all levels
  • Details important events, discusses socio-political realities, and covers majors legal and social institutions for the executive, legislative, and judicial arms of government for each historical period
  • Provides extensive bibliographies and citations for key primary and secondary sources
  • Only work of its kind! 

About This Title

This book is an important and comprehensive guide to the historical periods of Mexico: Aztec Empire; Conquest; Colonial; Independence; French Occupation; Post-French Occupation; Porfidio Diaz; Revolutionary; Post-Revolution Period; PRI; and Current. It covers the origins and legal basis of the laws (constitutional, criminal, civil, commercial, administrative), and the legal institution of each of the historical periods (executive, legislative, judicial), giving citations to all of the primary documents and secondary materials. This book also discusses the laws as written and as applied in the society of the time and mentions the important personages of each period with sources for further investigation.


About the Author

Francisco A. Avalos retired in 2009 from the College of Law Library, University of Arizona with the title of Law Librarian & Associate Professor for Legal Research after thirty years of service. He taught first-year legal research and he lectured on the Civil Law Tradition, the Mexican Legal System and International Law research. He is the author of the Mexico section of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, which he updates for every new edition. He is also the author of An Electronic Guide to Mexican Law and Basic Information and Online Sources for NAFTA and CAFTA Research which he created for the Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University School of Law. Mr. Avalos has also published several journal articles concerning the legal foundation of the Aztec Empire, the Colonial period of Mexico, legal translating, NAFTA and other related matters. His books include The Mexican Legal System, 3rd ed. (Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 2013) and Latin American Legal Abbreviations: A Comprehensive Spanish/Portuguese Dictionary with English Translations (New York: Greenwood Press, 1989). Mr. Avalos has spoken extensively throughout the nation on the Mexican Legal System and the intricacies of legal translations.

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Legal History of Mexico: From the Era of Exploration of the New World to the Present
Item #: 1000144
ISBN: 9780837740683
Pages: xiii, 388p.
1 Volume…….$89.00
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2017


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