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Compendium Bullae Cruciatae Lusitaniae Concessae
1712. Oliveira, Eduard. Compendium Bullae Cruciatae Lusitaniae Concessae. Coimbra: Ex Typographia in Regali Artium Collegio Societatis Jesu, 1712. [xvi], 245, [35] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/5"). Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornaments to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks and worm holes, small chip to head of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn, negligible minor worming to pastedown, endleaves and a few text leaves. Small woodcut Jesuit device to title page and two head-pieces, a few decorated initials and typographical ornaments throughout text. Light toning, early readership marks to margins in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. A rare commentary on the powers and effects in Portugal of a papal bull for a crusade. The book includes discussion of 32 types of criminal activity, whether they can be classified as cases reserved for episcopal jurisdiction and whether a defendant can be absolved with submission to the bull. These crimes include sorcery and invocation of demons, homicide, abortion, clandestine marriage, failure to pay church taxes, sex with non-Christians and cases involving subjection to slavery and the slave trade. Specific notes are given for individual dioceses, including those (160-161) of Bahia (Brazil), pp. 160-61, and Angola, pp. 161-62. The book includes a detailed descriptive index. OCLC locates no copies in North America. Not in Backer-Sommervogel.
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