Jurisdicciones mineras en tensión. El impacto de la minería en la puna jujeña y en el valle de Yocavil durante el periodo colonial (siglos XVII y XVIII)
Rodríguez, Lorena B.
Becerra, María Florencia
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FuenteHistórica; Vol. 35 Núm. 2 (2011); 69-100
In the late seventeenth century the mayors of the cities of Jujuy and Catamarca confronted the mining authorities of Puna de Jujuy and the Yocavil valley. Documents relating to both areas describe, in almost identical ways, how the magistrates defended the scope of their respective jurisdictions by insisting on their jurisdictional rights. The object of this article is, from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, to analyze the impact of mining in these two regions of northwest Argentina during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Mining was the motivation for occupying these new territories, but it also formed the background for battles over jurisdiction and territorial rights.