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[Thirty Years' War]:
EXORTACION HECHA AL CHRISTIANISSIMO REY DE FRANCIA, Y DE NAUARRA LUYS DECIMOTERCIO, HECHA CON TODA FIDELIDAD, HUMILIDAD, Y VERDAD EN FRANCES, TRADUCIDA DESPUES EN LATIN, Y DE LATIN EN CASTELLANO EN LA QUAL BREVE Y APRESTADAMENTE SE MUESTRA QUAN FEA, Y ABOMINABLEMENTE HIZO LIGA, Y MOUIO GUERRA EL REYNO DE FRANCIA EN ESTOS TEIMPOS CONTRA LOS CATOLICOS, Y COMO NO LA PUEDE PROSEGUIR SIN CONECIDISSIMO RIESGO DE LA RELIGION CHIRISTIANA
Impressa en la ciudad Imperial de Augusta [i.e., Trier] con facultad de la Sacra Magestad del Emperador, 1626.. [16]pp. Small folio. Dbd. Contemporary manuscript docketing on p.[16] and contemporary ink underscoring on p.[7]. Some loss, repaired in silk, from chipping at gutter and from worming in several leaves, the latter affecting some text but not exceeding 1 x 1 inch in area. Closed tears in final leaf, repaired with very early paper on verso. Light staining and foxing. Overall very good. The original Spanish translation of an important invective against Louis XIII during the first phase of France's involvement in the Thirty Years' War. At the time of this publication in 1626, France had actively begun to support the Protestant side in the conflict, concerned with the political threat of the Hapsburg states that surrounded it on three sides (in Spain and Spanish-controlled Flanders to the south and north and the Holy Roman Empire in Germany to the East). In 1624, Cardinal Richelieu was appointed to the Royal Council of Louis XIII and immediately began to institute a vigorous anti-Hapsburg policy. The following year France joined England in subsidizing the efforts of Christian IV of Denmark to defend Lower Saxony against the Holy Roman Empire, beginning an involvement in the war that would eventually lead to its own military participation against its fellow Catholic powers. The present document is a long and detailed warning to Louis XIII against pursuing a course of actions that would pit France against the rest of the Catholic world. According to the document, itself, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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