Based on the theory of law as literature, this article examines the Laws of Burgos of 1512 as a legal fiction. Using James Boyd White’s rhetorical criticism of law, I compare the denotative and connotative languages in the Laws of Burgos to understand how the law of the letter and the letter of the law work in this document. A poetic reading of the ordinances of Burgos brings out the contradiction between the model of justice of Spanish law and colonial society in Latin America.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Poetics of the Law in the Laws of Burgos (1512). A Reading from Legal Theory and Literature|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - 2016|
- Laws of Burgos of 1512 / Law and Literature / James Boyd White / Legal Fictions / Rhetorical Criticism of Law.