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Almansa y Mendoza, A. de]
Al Duque de Medinasidonia mi Señor, del Consejo de Estado de su Majestad, &c.
Juan Gonçalez, Madrid, 1624. Folio. 8 pp. La nobleza española en el siglo XVII. Folio menor en carpeta. Temprano panegírico dirigido a la nobleza española en el cual el autor elogia a España por su adhesión al catolicismo y contrastando con lo hecho por Francia, Inglaterra y Alemania. Spanish Nobility in the 17th Century. Small folio; [8] pp. An early 17th Century panegyric to the Spanish State and Nobility, published in the first year of the Empire's decline Philip IV and the early stages or the thirty years' war. The author, Andres de Almansa y Mendoza introduces the text with a brief letter, signed in print Madrid, in November, 3, 1624. The text, itself, praises Spain for its adherence to Catholicism, contrasting the nation to its French, English and German rivals, and names scores of recently elected Ministers to the State. Almansa published numerous articles and letteres between 1621 and 1626 and in widely considered to have been Spain's first professional journalist. Although he signed hes name Andres de Mendoça (as in the present example) to suggest a noble background, his origins were obscure and his formal education limited, through his travels and dispatches on contemporary events, however, Almansa was able to rise to an unusual position os access to Spains's most prominent families and figures, insluding the Duke of Medina Sidonia, to whom this document is addressed, Juan Manuel de Guzman de Bueno, 8th Duke of Medina Sidonia, was the son of Alonso de Guzman el Bueno, the Commander in Chief of the Spanish Armada, the Dukes of Medina Sidonia are ancient grandees of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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