Informe de la causa y proceso fulminado contra el pa[dr]e m[aest]ro Froilan Diaz, confesor del rey n[uest]ro señor d[o]n Carlos [Segund]o; [manuscript] :; con noticia de su antecesor el pa[dr]e m[aest]ro fr[ay] Pedro Matilla. - Colenda Digital Repository
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Informe de la causa y proceso fulminado contra el pa[dr]e m[aest]ro Froilan Diaz, confesor del rey n[uest]ro señor d[o]n Carlos [Segund]o; [manuscript] :; con noticia de su antecesor el pa[dr]e m[aest]ro fr[ay] Pedro Matilla.

Title:
Informe de la causa y proceso fulminado contra el pa[dr]e m[aest]ro Froilan Diaz, confesor del rey n[uest]ro señor d[o]n Carlos [Segund]o [manuscript] : con noticia de su antecesor el pa[dr]e m[aest]ro fr[ay] Pedro Matilla.
Abstract:
An account of the case of Froilán Díaz, Dominican friar and Spanish theologian, who ascended to the position of confessor to King Charles II of Spain upon the death of the previous confessor, Pedro Matilla. Díaz, a professor of theology at the University of Alcalá and politically unaligned, found himself at the center of a power struggle for control of the Spanish throne. The case outlines how he took over from Matilla, the almost immediate intrigues against him and plots to overthrown him, and his lengthy and secret imprisonment by the Inquisition while his trial bogged down in a battle over jurisdiction between the Spanish Crown and the Vatican. The case ends with his eventual acquittal, restitution to his former position, and the reparation of his lost salary. Of particular interest are the details of Díaz's involvement in efforts to glean insight into the seemingly "bewitched' nature of the physically and mentally impaired king, Charles II, by conducting clairvoyance rituals with individuals supposedly possessed by demons.
Coverage:
Spain
Date:
Charles II, 1665-1700.
Format:
244 leaves : paper; 190 x 144 (158 x 97) mm. bound to 198 x 157 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn302356712; (OCoLC)302356712; (PU)4446177-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Spanish.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by the Marquis de Morante (note on front flyleaf).; Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (inscription on front flyleaf, 1873; bookplate, inside upper cover).
Publisher:
[Spain, 17--]
Subject:
Inquisition -- Spain -- Early works to 1800.; Demonology -- Spain.; Codices.; Biographies.; Manuscripts, Spanish; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Matilla, Pedro.; Díaz de los Llanos, Froilán,; Charles; Morante, Joachim Gomez de la Cortina,; Lea, Henry Charles,
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1363
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts