Marriage and natural rights according to Alonso de Veracruz (1507-1584)

Anastasía Assimakópulos, Sebastián Contreras

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In this paper the authors exposed the doctrine of Friar Alonso de Veracruz about natural marriage. In Speculum coniugiorum, work that aims to highlight the rationality of the Indians and the importance of cultural diversity for the development of the men, the Augustinian thinker clarify the issue of the nature of the spousal agreement on the base of the principles of natural law and the teaching of the great masters of the Spanish Scholastics.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)173-193
Number of pages21
JournalRevista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos
Issue number39
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Alonso de Veracruz
  • Marriage
  • Natural law

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