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Libro quinto de varios assumptos y curiosidades; [manuscript].

Libro quinto de varios assumptos y curiosidades [manuscript].
The fifth book of an unknown larger collection containing copies of works from 17th- and 18th-century Spain, including the case of Bernardo Altarejos, imprisoned and executed in 1736 for defrauding the government through forgery; a biography of Rodrigo Calderón; the cases of Rodrigo de Silva Mendoza y Sarmiento, Carlos de Padilla, and Pedro de Silva Domingo Cabral, imprisoned, tortured, and, in the case of the latter two, executed, for their roles in a plot to oust the Hapsburgs from the Spanish throne in 1648; the case of Gaspar Méndez de Haro y Guzmán, referred to in the text only as the marqués de Carpio, duque de Montoro, who was accused of attempting to burn down the Palacio del Buen Retiro with the royal family inside; Locuras de Europa, a political work by Saavedra Fajardo; a general defense of the virtues of women written by an anonymous author; a letter written by Mathias Venegas recounting a trip to Morocco by the Spanish ambassador in 1579 and the treatment he received from Aḥmad al-Manṣūr, Sultan of Morocco; a short biographical work on Diego García de Paredes; instructions given to the Imperial ambassador, Lope Hurtado de Mendoza, in 1528 before being sent to Portugal; a short biography of Magdalena de la Cruz, recounting her rise to near-saintly stature resulting from supposed visions and communications with God and her subsequent exposure as a fraud and her trial before the Inquisition in 1546; three letters, one addressed to the Marqués de la Ensenada, all recounting an assault on the Castillo del Morro in Santiago de Cuba by English forces in the mid-18th century, as well as previous attacks by the English in other parts of the West Indies and the preparations made in Cuba as a result; a document written by Íñigo Vélez de Guevara, conde de Oñate, justifying his claim to the inheritance of his cousin, Juan de Tarsis, conde de Villamediana, including the latter's titles, wealth, and position of Correo Mayor of Spain and Naples; briefs from Popes Benedict XIV (in Latin) and Clement XIII placing parts 2 and 3, respectively, of Isaac-Joseph Berruyer's work, A history of the people of God, on the Index librorum prohibitorum; the records of an auto-da-fé from Lisbon, 1761; and a letter sent to Louis XV, King of France, in 1762, via the general council of the French clergy, from Pope Clement XIII asking for the king's support in protecting the Catholic faith from the increasingly threatening "enemies of this religion."
Cuba; Morocco; Lisbon (Portugal); Spain
To 1810.; 1516-1830; 16th century; 17th century; 18th century
300 leaves : paper; 293-313 x 197-216 mm. bound to 325 x 226 mm.
(OCoLC)ocn315888462; (OCoLC)315888462; (PU)4467017-penndb-Voyager
Spanish with one entire section (f. 283r-284r) and passages in another section (f. 247r-282v) in Latin. Title of former section contains some Italian.
Purchased, 1968.
[Spain, after 1774]
Inquisition -- Portugal -- Lisbon.; Autos-da-fé -- Portugal.; Censorship (Canon law) -- Early works to 1800.; Ambassadors -- Spain -- 16th century.; Codices.; Biographies.; Church records.; Manuscripts, Spanish; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Personal Name:
Calderón, Rodrigo,; Silva Mendoza y Sarmiento, Rodrigo de,; Padilla, Carlos de.; Cabral, Pedro de Silva Domingo.; Méndez de Haro y Guzman, Gaspar,; García de Paredes, Diego,; Hurtado de Mendoza, Lope,; Aḥmad al-Manṣūr,; Cruz, Magdalena de la,; Villamediana, Juan de Tarsis,; Berruyer, Isaac-Joseph,; Gascón de Torquemada, Gerónimo,; Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de,; Ensenada, Zenón de Somodevilla y Bengoechea,; Vélez de Guevara, Íñigo,; Benedict; Clement; Louis
Call Number:
Oversize Ms. Codex 1448
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts