Council of Trent: Decisions and Declarations

Scope and Content

A series of explanatory notes on the decrees of the Council of Trent, 416 folios. The sessions concerned are 4-7, 13-14 and 21-25. There are nineteenth-century entries on fo. 1, including 'Paraph au dsir de l'arrest du 5 juillet 1763 Mesnil' and 'Colle. Paris Societis Jesu'. Inside the front cover is 'J. Lee Doctors Commons. Bound: December 1836 London No.9/103', and Lee's bookplate.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Council of Trent, the nineteenth ecumenical council, opened on 13 December 1545, and lasted until 4 December 1563. It sought to establish the definitive doctrines of the Catholic Church, in response to the Protestant heresies, and to remove abuses in the Church.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by W. Aldis Wright, 1905.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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