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MUNIVE, Moisés. FOR GOOD ORDER: DAILY UFE IN COLONIAL CARTAGENA AND MOMPOX. hist.crit. [online]. 2004, n.28, pp. 177-200. ISSN 0121-1617.
During the Hispanic colonial period, Ufe in the city or in the pólice referred to the need for public and prívate control on the part of authorities in the lndian territories. It was a question of living together to the sound of the bell, congregated in an orderly manner, around or cióse to a church. Likewise, the neighborhood not only exerted control over the neighbors, but over the authorities as well, in the defense of morality, justice, and the common good. The Pólice Fund of the General Archive of the Nation illustrates this point with respect to specific cases, either of violation or of fulfillment of the norms, and facilitates comprehension of the reasons for which the authorities were anxious to live out their lives on good terms in the city. Good order was an everyday issuer, a question of daily ufe with a very broad field of action.
Keywords : Daily life; order; control; Mompox; Cartagena; police; morality; justice.