Bogotá: Universidad del Rosario, 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 274p., tables, bibl., wrps. New. Item #77625
"Repertorio de la Desesperación" examines a set of cases of suicide and suicide attempts that occurred in the New Kingdom of Granada during the eighteenth century and part of the nineteenth, to understand, from their study, not only the perception, the reactions, the explanations, the punishments to which voluntary death was the object, but also to reveal the social dynamics, the religious, legal and moral contexts where the act of self-destruction was inscribed at that time and place. The analysis of this repertoire of cases helps to understand the collective attitudes towards the phenomenon. The reflexive exploration of these events also makes it possible to discover a series of aspects of New Granadan society that do not appear very often in colonial historiography.