José Luis Paz Nomey


Beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 2015

Doctoral Student Collaborative Research Centre 1095 "Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes"


External historical researcher , National Art Museum of Bolivia


Assistant Researcher, Research Project: “The Mestizaje in the Andes (XVI-XX Centuries)”, Prof. Mary Money Ph.D. Bolivian investigator of Columbia University (New York, NY, USA)


Assistant Professor of “Introduction to History”, “Paleography” and “Theory and Methodology of History II”, Career of History, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia)



Diploma in University Education (Universidad Nacional Siglo XX-Convenio Andrés Bello, La Paz, Bolivia).


Studies Bachelor Degree in History (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia).


Studies Bachelor Degree in Pedagogy (Universidad de La Salle en Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia).


Studies Ecclesiastic Bachelor Degree in Philosophy (Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, Cochabamba, Bolivia).

Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte

Laity played a fundamental role in the historical process of the New World during the period of the invasion and early colonization. The spiritual conquest in the region of Peru began 1532 with the arrival of Francisco Pizarro and the priest Vicente Valverde, first religious stepped on Peruvian and was responsible to baptize Atawalpa. It is also unquestionable that in Peru, evangelization was the most powerful instrument used by the Spanish Crown and the Church for the transformation of Indian society to Christianity as an ideology of domination, determined by the historical situation and the formation of religious Orders. But also evangelization was directed to the new social structure emerged in the colonial cities consists of Spaniards, Criollos, Mestizos, Indians and Slaves. Military power and control of the Crown and the Church rested in the "Patronato Regio" sanctioned in the Papal Bulas of 1501 and 1508, these provisions the Spanish monarchs had a responsibility to promote the conversion of the natives and to support the colonial Church.

It was so traditional historiography has emphasized the history of the Church as a colonial institution, being preferred issues about evangelization, extirpation of idolatry and the inquisition in America, where they attempted to show apparent discourses of weakness of the Papacy to the Church in the Indias Occidentales; however, there were other religious behavior in the New World that have been little studied, less widespread and should be investigated from a panoramic view, as in the case of the laity and their role in the ecclesial community in the colony. That is why this research is to analyze, discuss and criticize the role of the laity in the brotherhoods of the Church of the Viceroyalty of Peru during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 

José Luis Paz Nomey
Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte
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