PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY
ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS DEPT.
INQUISIDOR GENERAL DE ESPANA.
EXTENT: 1 volume.
Documents of the Tribunal of the Inquisition at Barcelona,
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 009
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CITATION: Inquisidor General de Espana, Documents of the tribunal of the
Inquisition at Barcelona, MSS 009, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts
Theology Library, Emory University.
This volume of Inquisition records was the property of Juan Antonio Llorente
(1756-1823). Llorente was a Spanish historian who studied at the University
of Saragossa. He was ordained priest and in 1782 became vicar-general to the
bishop of Calahorra. In 1808 Llorente identified with the Bonapartists and
engaged in the suppression of the monastic orders and in examining the archives
of the Inquisition. He brought this volume, along with other documents, with
him to Paris when he was forced to flee from Spain. In 1814 Llorente published
his work Historia critica de la inquisicion de Espana. In 1822 he was ordered
to quit France. The following year he died in Madrid. The next owner of this
volume was the bibliophile Francisco Domecq Victor. Since that time ownership
change hands several times.
Scope and Content Note
The original records of the 79 trials signed by the Inquisitors are contained
in this volume. In front of the text is an alphabetical register of the accused
persons. The text contains their declarations and confessions and the testimonies
of witnesses. The alleged crimes include pacts with the devil, sorcery, witchcraft,
sodomy, traffic with ghosts, etc. The manuscript is written in Spanish by
several hands and bound in vellum.
Last Modified: 10/08/00