Revista de historia del derecho
On-line version ISSN 1853-1784
GOMEZ GOMEZ, Margarita. Secretarios y escribanos en el gobierno de las Indias: El caso de Juan de Sámano. Rev. hist. derecho [online]. 2012, n.43, pp. 30-63. ISSN 1853-1784.
Juan de Sámano, notary and secretary of the Council of the Indies under Charles I, got from the King the monopoly on Escribanías Mayores de Gobierno and Audiencias y Chancillerías (Royal Audiencia). This study discusses how he got this privilege and the importance that his family and his professional circumstances had in this concession. The aim is to deepen the know ledge of the offices of the pen and their documentary practices, and also in their types and variants, as well as the strategies and power that some of them generated.
Keywords : Secretaries; Notaries; Scribes; Council of India; Juan de Sámano.