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A Spanish manuscript containing an abridged version of two Jacobean penal laws: "Act for the better discovery and repression of Popish Recusants" (3 Jac I, iv) and "An Act to prevent and avoid Dangers which grow by Popish Recusants" (3 Jac I, v), to…

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The tradition of attributing the victory in the battle of the Alporchones to the intercession of St. Patrick is owed to Philip O'Sullivan Beare, one of the hundreds of Irish exiles who took refuge in Spain during the 17th century after Kinsale. How…

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This book, printed in the Gaelic language in 1608, came out some fifty years after the birth of the Irish printing press in 1551. It is a translation of King James's edition of the Book of Common Prayer of 1604, the official text whereby the liturgy…

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The help that Philip II of Spain gave to Ireland (and the rebels against Queen Elizabeth) of protection and financing, never assured him the domination of the island that would smooth his way toward the invasion of England. As in this episode of…

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The dissemination of the mathematical science in seventeenth-century Spain, as well as the introduction of the Neperian logarithms, is owed to the Scottish Jesuit priest Hugh Semple, seminarian at the Scottish College of Madrid, which his uncle…

Blauer’s Atlas novus, which incorporates Mercator's cylindrical projection, condenses the astounding evolution that cartography had gone through since the earliest printed Ptolemee. Surely, the ornamentation in the representation of this region of…

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Undoubtedly, Argenis, novel and political treatise alike, was one of the books that proliferated in the Spanish libraries of the Golden Age. Its style influenced Baltasar Gracian's prose; Calderón de la Barca adapted its plot for his comedy Argenis y…

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Compilation of histories and descriptions of ancient Scotland and Ireland, written by sixteenth-century English and Scottish antiquaries, published in miniature by Elzevier in his collection of petites républiques. The expurgatory note, which…

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After the Peace of Westphalia (1648) and following the end of the English Civil Wars, Spain and England begin their respective histories as modern states: politics are now separated from religion and both enjoy independent sovereignties. The engraved…
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