The configuration of a channel of interaction between the Rio de la Plata area and Madrid: Manuel de Frías's procuraduría cortesana (1611-1620)

Journal title CHEIRON
Author/s Arrigo Amadori
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2020/1-2 Language Spanish
Pages 22 P. 121-142 File size 304 KB
DOI 10.3280/CHE2020-006
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This article analyzes the procuraduría that Manuel de Frías held in Madrid, between the years 1614 and 1618, to represent and defend the interests of the cities of the province of Paraguay and Río de la Plata. The stay in court of this agent constitutes a way to address the problem of the configuration of an interaction channel between the River Plate space and the court, since it inserts the Buenos Aires attorney's office into a broader framework of regional representation. This approach not only makes it possible to relate court management with the power disputes experienced in the city of Buenos Aires itself, but also with the processes of normative regulation of the River Plate trade, territorial articulation and jurisdictional redefinition that affected a good part of the southeast of the Audiencia de Charcas. This approach to the main channel of interaction between the town councils of the River Plate area and the Crown acquired its appearance in a field of communication and negotiation constituted by the action of multiple agents that represented interests that, eventually, could be diverse, concurrent or contradictory.

Keywords: Political Communication, Procuradores en corte, Commercial Legislation, Provincia del Paraguay y Río de la Plata, Colonial Latin American, 17th Century.

Arrigo Amadori, La configuración de un canal de interacción entre el espacio rioplatense y Madrid: la procuraduría cortesana de Manuel de Frías (1611-1620) in "CHEIRON" 1-2/2020, pp 121-142, DOI: 10.3280/CHE2020-006