The Inquisition: Decrees

Scope and Content

A set of decrees condemning printed books and manuscript works in circulation.

1. Copy of a proclamation by the inquisitors of the dioceses of Cartagena and Orihuela condemning thirty-two works and ordering the expurgation of seven others, 11 pages, Murcia, 1747.

2. Copy of a proclamation by the Inquisitor General, D. Manuel Isidro Orozco Manrique de Lara, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, condemning eight propositions and ordering printed books to be altered accordingly, 7 pages, Madrid, 1745.

3. Copy of a proclamation by the inquisitors of Murcia condemning twenty-nine works, 8 pages, Murcia, 1743.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Inquisition was an office of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for the suppression of heresy. It operated in Spain from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received as a bequest of Professor Edward M. Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, 1978.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to the entry on the collection in Bibliotheca Phillippica, part XVI (London, Sotheby & Co., 1976), p. 42.

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Custodial History

The volume was formerly part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS 20625.


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