INQUISITION IN AMERICA– PIUS V, Pope, Saint (1504-1572). Constitucion de nuestro santissimo Señor Pio Papa. V. contra los que ofenden el estado, bienes, y personas del santo oficio de la Inquisicion, contra la heretica pravedad, y Apostasia. [Rome?: 1 April 1569.]
INQUISITION IN AMERICA– PIUS V, Pope, Saint (1504-1572). Constitucion de nuestro santissimo Señor Pio Papa. V. contra los que ofenden el estado, bienes, y personas del santo oficio de la Inquisicion, contra la heretica pravedad, y Apostasia. [Rome?: 1 April 1569.]

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INQUISITION IN AMERICA– PIUS V, Pope, Saint (1504-1572). Constitucion de nuestro santissimo Señor Pio Papa. V. contra los que ofenden el estado, bienes, y personas del santo oficio de la Inquisicion, contra la heretica pravedad, y Apostasia. [Rome?: 1 April 1569.]

An extremely rare papal broadside exporting one of the most ferocious tenets of the Spanish Inquisition to the New World. The first part of the order is better known in Latin, the "Bula si de protegendis." It condemns any who would interfere with the ministers of the Inquisition as themselves heretics and urges that they be severely punished. The second part of this bull introduces the Inquisition to New Spain, with dire consequences for the Indian population particularly. We trace only one copy of this broadside in institutional holdings: at the University of Notre Dame in the McDevitt Collection on the Spanish Inquisition. There were other contemporaneous printings: one in Mexico in Spanish and another in Rome in Latin; these are all also extremely rare. cf. Palau 226977.

Broadside, folio (436 x 315mm). (Edges with small minor stains, worm-hole with loss of a few letters, crease.)

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