Item #266 Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca. UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.
A Founding Document for Education in Latin America.

Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca.

First edition. The University of Salamanca has always been inextricably linked to the New World. Geographers at Salamanca endorsed Columbus's plan to seek a western route to the Indies, helping him to effectively lobby Isabella and Ferdinand for permission and funds for the voyages. In the sixteenth century, Salamanca was the seat of debate regarding the laws, economics, and politics of the New World, and rectors from the university governed the Casa de Contratacion and the Consejo de Indias, the chief bodies responsible for crafting policy regarding indigenous peoples in Hispanoamérica. Salamanca's course studies in geography, astrology, medicine, law, and the humanities all incorporated knowledge from the newly discovered lands. Exchange programs existed for students; criollos in Mexico and Peru traveled to Salamanca to study. The Estatutos hechos por la Universidad de Salamanca were the earliest printed statutes for any Spanish institution of higher learning, and formed the basis for the charters of dozens of New World universities in the Spanish Empire, beginning with the University of Mexico, whose administration ordered a printed copy of the Estatutos in 1553. The statutes comprise 65 articles which outline the university's laws concerning student housing, administration (claustro), election cycles for officials, medical care and hospital governance, judicial proceedings for crimes and transgressions on any of the four main college campuses, the processes by which dissertations in various fields were to be presented and heard, and even the streetsweepers' scheduled rounds. The last five pages form an index to the main text. An important early European Americanum, and the quintessential template for the laws governing the earliest New World university systems. Eight copies of the Estatutos located, at least six of which are incomplete; none occur outside of European libraries.


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Salamanca: Pedro de Castro, 1538.

Folio, 278 x 196 x 10 mm (binding), 274 x 192 x 8 mm (text block). A-D6 E8, [32] ff. E6 blank and present. Modern calf gilt by B. Dera, titled and dated on spine. Slight wear to extremities. Interior: Some foxing to leaves; minor damp confined to head margins. A crisp, unwashed copy.

Fidalgo 216 (counting 30 ff); Palau 83537; USTC 348947 (counting 30 ff); Wilkinson 18800. González, Enrique González, The School of Salamanca: A Case of Global Knowledge Production, (Thomas Duve, Egío; José Luis; Duve, Thomas; Birr, Christiane, eds.), New York: Brill, 2021, pp. 43-81; González, Enrique González, Estatutos universitarios mexicanos anteriores a la visita del odor Farfán, New York: Brill, 2021, intro & passim; Álvarez Sánchez, Adriana, "Los estatutos de las universidades reales de América," Universidades de América, México: 2019, pp. 45-89; Montes, Francisco Javier Alejo "La Universidad de Salamanaca en siglo XVI: La Reforma educativa de D. Juan de Zuniga," Studia Historica-Historia Moderna, Vol. VIII, 1990; Cruz, Águeda Rodriguez, Salamantica Docet. La proyección de la Universidad de Salamanca en Hispanomérica, Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 1977, Vol. I, 70-74.

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