Commentarius de republica in America lusitana, atque hispana a' Jesuitis instituta belloque ab... Commentarius de republica in America lusitana, atque hispana a' Jesuitis instituta belloque ab...

Commentarius de republica in America lusitana, atque hispana a' Jesuitis instituta belloque ab his cum Hispaniae, lusitaniaeque exercitibus gesto, ex iis quae asservantur in secretioribus conclavibus legatorum, qui cum plena regum potestate negotia huc pertinentia en America administrabant, aliisque instrumentis certae auctoritatis concinnatus.

Pombal, Sebasti?o Jos? de Carvalho e Melo, Marqu?s de.

Published by No publisher/printer, [Lisbon, 1760
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A translation into Neo-Latin of Rela?a? abbreviada da republica, que os religiosos Jesuitas . . . estabelecera? nos dominios ultramarinos [etc.] published at Lisbon in 1757, and written by or at the instance of Minister Pombal. It was part of this minister's platform to reduce the power of the Jesuits and to remove them from the Portuguese empire; and without a doubt the immediate impetus for this work was the War of the Seven Reductions (i.e, the Guarani War) that pitted the combined forces of Spain and Portugal against the Guarani living in seven Jesuit reductions in Paraguay. This was, both in the Portuguese and the Latin versions, circulated as a propaganda tool in the diplomatic war that Pombal waged in Europe against the Society of Jesus. Provenance: Ex-Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, with its stamp showing this a deaccessioned duplicate. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition. 16mo (15 cm; 5.875"). [1] f., 77, [1] pp. Sabin 14962; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia brasiliana,194; Palau 58290; Streit, Bibiotheca missionum, III, 747. Not in Borba de Moraes, Bibliografia brasileira do periodo colonial. Contemporary mottled paper wrappers. Neat, oval Vatican Library stamp on title-page and final blank. A very good copy, clean and with full margins. Bookseller Inventory # 34688

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Publisher: No publisher/printer, [Lisbon

Publication Date: 1760

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