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Ms. Codex 1408 Refutacion juridica e historica de la consulta que hizo el real consejo de Castilla al rey nuestro señor
TitleRefutacion juridica e historica de la consulta que hizo el real consejo de Castilla al rey nuestro señor
- Macanaz, Melchor Rafael de, 1670-1760
Other related names
- Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1408
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4452308
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- after 1708
Defense of the power and autonomy of the monarchy in Spain written by Melchor Rafael de Macanaz at the King's request in 1708. Since the creation of the Royal Council of Castile in 1385 by Juan I, members of the council had sought to expand their powers and in turn several Spanish monarchs had enacted various reforms limiting the power of the council. When Philip V, the first Bourbon King of Spain, was crowned as successor to Charles II in 1701, he immediately sought to concentrate power in the royal person, emulating the absolute monarchy of his native France. Macanaz used his knowledge to defend the power of the king against the efforts of the council, making a careful study of the history of the power struggle between king and council and concluding with a condemnation of the council's attempts to usurp the sovereignty of the king.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from caption title (f. 1r).
WatermarkSimilar to Valls i Subirá, Romaní, 806; similar to Valls i Subirá, Bas, 89; unidentified watermark containing what appears to be a crown and the name Salelles underneath; unidentified watermark consisting of the initials Y P; watermark consisting of the name Paular, see Valls i Subirá, Españolas, 1885.
Extent122 leaves : 288 x 199 (231 x 150) mm. bound to 298 x 215 mm
FoliationPaper, i + 122 + i leaves; [i, 1-120, i]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
- Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (bookplate, inside upper cover; inscription on front flyleaf, 1903).
- Spain.--Consejo Real de Castilla--History--18th century
- Monarchy--Spain--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Spanish--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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