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The Dreamer of the Calle de San Salvador: Visions of Sedition and Sacrilege in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Osborne, Roger

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ISBN 10: 022406052X / ISBN 13: 9780224060523
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 2001
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st edition. Black cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. Pp xvi + 252. Fine in Fine dust-jacket. Publisher's review press release laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 6594

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Title: The Dreamer of the Calle de San Salvador: ...

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First edition.

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Lucrecia was a 19-year-old Madrilena when, in 1587, her dreams began to be recorded and published by a disaffected group of clerics. Over the next three years, they transcribed 400 of Lucrecia’s dreams, which they considered to be messages from God. The dreams warned of the defeat of the Armada, the death of King Philip II, the fall of Spain, and a new beginning under a new king. As some of her prophecies came true, she fell afoul of the authorities and was arrested by the Holy Order. This book includes 35 of Lucrecia’s most captivating dreams. The inventiveness of these visions are astonishing, while the stories that they tell are compelling and of immense historical interest. Roger Osborne weaves a commentary around each dream, which helps us to understand Lucrecia’s visions and the extraordinary time and place she inhabited.

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From the author of The Deprat Affair, history with a difference, presenting the dreams of a woman who lived at the time of the Spanish Inquisition.

Spell-binding, poetic and apocalyptic, the dreams of Lucrecia de Léon lay in the archives of the Spanish Inquisition for more than 400 years. Lucrecia was a nineteen-year-old Madrilena in 1587 when her dreams began to be recorded by a disaffected group of clerics. Over the next three years they transcribed her dreams which they considered to be messages from God. The dreams warned of the defeat of the Armada, of the death of King Philip II, of the fall of Spain and of a new beginning under a new king. As some of her prophecies came true and as the Spanish court grew more discontented, she fell afoul of the authorities and was arrested by the Holy Order.

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