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Ms. Codex 1452 - Causas de inquisicion
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Other: Ms. Codex 1452 - Causas de inquisicion
Causas de inquisicion [manuscript].
[Spain, after 1721]
Physical description:
236 leaves : paper ; 199-214 x 146-158 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
A collection of works related to the Spanish Inquisition ranging from 16th- through 18th-century Spain, including a short treatise favoring the elimination of the statutes of cleanliness of blood, known in Spanish as los estatutos de limpieza de sangre, addressed to Philip III, King of Spain, and written by Andrés Pacheco, Grand Inquisitor (1622-1626) and Bishop of Cuenca; a work from 1662 outlining the jurisdiction of the Inquisition in criminal cases involving inquisitorial officials, based on many sources, including a letter from Philip II written in 1570; a letter from one anonymous Roman Catholic gentleman to another describing the controversy over a certain paper published in Spain in 1721 that was censured by the Inquisition; a letter, also from 1721, to an unnamed inquisitor from an unnamed scholar giving his opinion, at the request of the inquisitor, on a certain anonymous writing banned by the Inquisition, referred to only as the memorial manuscrito, which apparently denounced the practices of the Jesuits; and the case of Froilán Diaz, Dominican friar and Spanish theologian, who ascended to the position of confessor to King Charles II only to be removed to a secret prison by the Inquisition for several years while his trial bogged down in a battle over jurisdiction between the Spanish crown and the Vatican.
Ms. codex.
Title from spine.
For other manuscripts of the case of Froilán Díaz, see Ms. Codex 1362, Ms. Codex 1363, and Ms. Codex 1367 (f.69r-186v), Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Foliation: Paper, 236 leaves; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 24 long lines (f.2r-11v); 18 long lines (f.12r-111r); 14 long lines (f.112r-165r); 22 long lines (f.116r-172r); 17 long lines (f.174r-235r).
Script: Written in a cursive script by multiple hands.
Watermark: Similar to Valls i Subirá; unidentified watermark consisting of a mounted picador with the name Pasquale underneath; unidentified watermark consisting of a bull with the name Polleri written underneath; unidentified watermark consisting of a cross inside an oval, flanked on either side by a rampant lion, and with a cross issuing from the top; unidentified watermark consisting of a cross inside a crowned oval, flanked on either side by a figure, possibly a rampant griffin.
Binding: Contemporary boards (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Probably written in Spain in the 18th century.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1452.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1452
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