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Tamar Herzog

Tamar Herzog is the Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at the History Department, Harvard University. A legal historian of Europe and its overseas domains, her latest book is called A Short History of European Law. The Last Two and a Half Millennia. Herzog is also the author of Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas, Upholding Justice: State, Law and the Penal System in Quito (English edition, 2004; French translation 2001; Spanish original 1995), Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America (English edition, 2003; Spanish translation 2006), Ritos de control, prácticas de negociación: Pesquisas, visitas y residencias y las relaciones entre Quito y Madrid (1650-1750), (English edition, 2000; French translation forthcoming) and Mediación, archivos y ejercicio: los escribanos de Quito (siglo XVII-XVIII) (1996).


  • Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University