Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in Eighteenth-Century Mexico

By William B. Taylor (NHC Fellow, 1990–91)

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996

From the publisher’s description:

This book is an extraordinarily rich account of the social, political, cultural, and religious relationships between parish priests and their parishioners in colonial Mexico. It thus explores a wide range of issues, from competing interpretations of religious dogma and beliefs, to questions of practical ethics and daily behavior, to the texture of social and authority relations in rural communities, to how all these things changed over time and over place, and in relation to reforms instigated by the state.

Awards and Prizes
Albert J. Beveridge Award (1997)
Bolton-Johnson Prize (1997)
Subjects
History / Religion / Priests / Parishes / Catholic Church / Mexican History / Social History /

Taylor, William B. (NHC Fellow, 1990–91). Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in Eighteenth-Century Mexico. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996.