Miguel Leon publishes journal article

Miguel Leon, History, published an article in a peer-reviewed journal titled “With my work and industry: the life of Cristóbal Aguilar y Mendieta, provincial and royal notary of Lima, 1559-1619” in the Journal of the General Archives of Perú, Lima (Peru), Vol. 34, pp. 54-80.

This article traces the wide array of activities in which this historical character was involved in that included trade, slave trade, investments in real estate, and establishing a religious confraternity. This biography fills a gap in the historiographical literature on these types of colonial functionaries who are increasingly receiving more attention from scholars.