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Stephen Zamora, José Ramón Cossio, Leonel Pereznieto, Jose Roldan Xopa, Instituto Tecnologico Automomo de Mexico, Derece, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, and David Lopez

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.001.0001

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The History of Mexican Law

The History of Mexican Law

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 The History of Mexican Law
Source:
Mexican Law
Author(s):

Stephen Zamora

José RamlÓN CossÍO

Lenone Pereznieto

José Roldá n-Xopa

David Lopez

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.003.0001

This chapter provides an overview of Mexican history, emphasizing the ways in which historical events have influenced the development of Mexican law. It begins with an examination of the indigenous cultures that preceded Spanish rule. It then describes the legacy of Spanish colonial rule on Mexican law and legal institutions. Finally, it discusses Mexican independence, which was dominated by certain themes that influenced the political and legal development of Mexico, and which were carried forward into the 20th century.

Keywords:   Mexican history, Mexican law, Spanish rule, legal institutions, Mexican independence, political development, legal development

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