Erebea (Dec 2012)

La pareja deshecha: pleitos matrimoniales en el tribunal arzobispal de sevilla durante el antiguo régimen

  • Marta Ruiz Sastre,
  • Alonso Manuel Macías Domínguez

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 2


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Marriage developed in modern times as a space of contradiction and conflicting interests. Matrimonial disputes preserved in the Archives of the Archbishopric of Seville evidence conflicts in couples at a time when behaviour, personal and social, had to adapt to the dictates of large insti­tutions. This article analyzes the role and attitudes of family, community and clergy in the disputes, since these groups in large measure determined their resolution.