Dr. Dr. Renzo Honores, Associate Professor of History

Telephone: 336-841-9078
Office: David Hayworth Hall 119
Email: rhonores@highpoint.edu

Education:

  • Licentiate in Law, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

  • Master in Civil Law, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

  • Ph.D., Florida International University

Dr. Honores is a Latin American Historian, with research and practical experience in law. He joined the faculty the Fall of 2008, to teach Latin American and Western Civilization courses.

Current Project:

A Legalistic Society in the Colonial Andes: Professionals, Litigation, and Legal Culture  in the City of Lima, 1538-1640.

Recent Publications:

  • 2004 “El Licenciado Polo Ondegardo y su informe dirigido al licenciado Briviesca de Muñatones (1561),” In Fermín del Pino and Ignacio Arellano (eds.) Lecturas y ediciones de crónicas de Indias. Una propuesta interdisciplinaria: 387-407. Madrid and Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.
     

  • 2004 Coauthored with Teodoro Hampe “Los abogados de Lima colonial, 1550-1650 (Formación, vinculaciones y carrera profesional),” In Orazio Condorelli (ed) Panta Rei: Studi Dedicati a Manlio Bellomo: II, 559-579. Rome: Il Cigno Galileo Galilei.
     

  • 2003 “Un vistazo a la profesión legal: abogados y procuradores en Lima, 1550-1650,” In  Luis E. González-Vales (coordinador) Actas del XII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Historia del Derecho Indiano, I: 431-450. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Asamblea Legislativa de Puerto Rico.
     

  • 2002 Entries: alcalde del crimen, alcalde ordinario, audiencia, corregidor, corregimiento, escribano público, procurador, protector de menores, protector de naturales y protector de pobres, in Joseph M. Barnadas (director) Diccionario histórico de Bolivia, Sucre: Grupo de Estudios Históricos, 2 vols.
     

  • 2002 “La noción de Responsabilidad Civil en Argentina y Perú: Un ensayo comparatista,” Revista del Magister de Derecho Civil (Lima) 2-3: 317-335.
     

  • 2000 “Titularidades y políticas legales: el caso del patrimonio cultural de Perú,” Patrimonio cultural y Derecho (Madrid) 4: 193-210.

Recent Presentations:

  • 2012 “Private Duels and Violence in Habsburg Potosí,” To be delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington DC, March 22-24, 2012.

  • 2012 “Lupakas and the Law: Interethnic Legal Dialogues in the Southern Colonial Andes,” to be presented at the 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, January 5-8, 2012.

  • 2011 “Colonial Legal Imagination: The Making of Customary Law in the Andes, 1550-1600,” to be delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Atlanta, November 10-13, 2011.

  • 2011 “Debates sobre la ética de la profesión legal en el Perú del siglo XVII: Los casos de Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala y Bartolomé Vadillo,” Paper presented at Seminario de Historia del Derecho, Instituto Riva-Agüero, Lima, Peru, August 1st, 2011.

  • 2011 “La protección del patrimonio cultural eclesiástico en el Perú: Una aproximación legal,” Paper presented at the Universidad Tecnológica del Perú, Lima, Peru, July 4th, 2011.

  • 2011 “Legal Pluralism in the City of Silver: Legal Culture and Customary Laws in Colonial Potosí, 1550-1650.”  Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM, April 6-9, 2011.

  • 2010 “El precio de la justicia: Hacia una historia de los costos de la litigación en los Andes coloniales, 1550-1700,” Paper delivered at  XVIII Congreso Internacional de Historia del Derecho Indiano,  Puebla, Mexico, September 27th-October 1st, 2010.

  • 2010 “Colonial Legal Polyphony: Caciques and the Construction of Legal Arguments in the Andes, 1550-1640,” Paper presented at the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1825, Justice: Europe in America 1500-1830 held at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 2-10, 2010.

  • 2010  “Colonial Legal Culture in the Silver City: Lawyers, Procurators, and Litigation in the Villa Imperial de Potosí,” Paper presented at the Southwestern Historical Association Meeting, Houston, Texas, March 31-April 3, 2010.

  • 2010 “Legal Polyphony and Pluralistic Legal Rhetoric in the Colonial Andean Courts,” Presentation delivered at Florida International University, History Department, Miami, FL, March 11, 2010.

  • 2010  “Litigation Masters in the Colonial Andes: Procurators and Lawsuits in Lima and Potosí, 1550-1670,” Paper delivered at the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Diego, January 7-10, 2010.

  • 2009 ‘Towards a History of the Legal Profession in Lima and Potosí during the Habsburg Era,” Paper presented at the Second Meeting of the Chilean-Peruvian Legal Historians, Valparaíso, Chile, October 22, 2009.

  • 2009  “History of the Legal Professions in the Colonial Andes,” Paper delivered at the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil, June 16, 2009.

  • 2009  “Litigación de caciques y el acceso a los servicios legales en los Andes coloniales, 1550-1650,” Paper presented at the XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11-14, 2009.

  • 2009  “Caciques as Legal Benefactors: Cacical Legal Offensive in the Andes, 1552-1572,” Paper delivered at the 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, January 2-5, 2009.  Session organizer with Caterina Pizzigoni of the panel “Colonial Caciques as Native Leaders and Go-Betweens in Mesoamerica and the Andes.”

Courses Taught by Dr. Honores

HST 1101: Foundations in Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the Enlightenment
HST 1601: Foundations of Latin American Civilization
HST 2601: Colonial Latin America
HST 2602: Modern Latin America
HST 3601: Pre-Columbian Civilizations
HST 3602: Native Peoples of Latin America
HST 3603: Consumption and Material Culture in Latin America
HST 3611: History of Mexico
HST 3621: History of Brazil

 


Last updated on Wednesday, May 9, 2012
by Rebecca Fleming [rfleming@highpoint.edu]

 

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Faculty Sabbatical & Research Awards:

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Spring 2011: Dr. Deng on Sabbatical for Translation

Fall 2010: Dr. Schneid on Sabbatical for Research

 

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