About the book:
The most important contribution of this book to the study on secular clergy and native religiosity is the demonstration of the explicit connection between the prohibitive conciliar legislation enacted in Latin America and the limpieza de sangre statutes, which had been prevalent in Spain even before the colonization of America began. This work considers not only the laws enacted in Mexico and Peru and commonly cited by historians, but also the legislation of the different religious orders, especially the Dominicans, to show how the Limpieza de sangre attitude was extended to both Latin America and the Philippines.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Press
Publication Date: 2014
Size: 254 x 180mm
About the author:
Rolando V. dela Rosa,OP was the Rector of the University of Santo Tomas for twelve years. In 2004, he served as Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education. He has written hundreds of articles and books which have won the National Book Award for HIstory and The Catholic Authors’ Award. He also received the Outstanding Manilan Award and the Kyung Hee University Medal of Highest Honor in Korea.