Parution : Forgotten franciscans : works from an inquisitional theorist, a heretic, and an inquisitional deputy 


  • Nesvig, Martin Austin (1968-….). Éditeur scientifique. Traducteur

Martin Austin Nesvig is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami.


The Franciscans were the first missionaries to come to Mexico, and the Franciscans developed important and lucrative ties with the newly rich conquistador elite and the faction behind Cortés. The order quickly became the wealthiest, having the most dramatic missionary churches, owning prime real estate in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, and being de facto rulers of large indigenous communities. Forgotten Franciscans offers documents and written works by three Spanish Franciscans of the early modern period who, while well known by their contemporaries, have been largely forgotten by modern-day scholars. Alfonso de Castro, an inquisitional theorist, offers a defense of Indian education; Alonso Cabello, convicted of Erasmianism in Mexico City, discusses Christ’s humanity in a Nativity sermon; and Diego Muñoz, an inquisitional deputy, investigates witchcraft in Celaya. Together they offer new perspectives on the mythologies and realities of Franciscan thought in the New World.


  • Preface
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction

1. The Inquisitional Theorist in Defense of Indian Education

  • Alfonso de Castro, “On Whether the Indians of the New World Should Be Instructed in Liberal Arts and Sacred Theology” (1543)

2. The Heretic on the Nativity of Jesus

  • Alonso Cabello, “Sermon on the Nativity of Our Lord” (Cholula, December [24?], 1577)

3. The Inquisitional Deputy on Witches

  • Diego Muñoz, “Witness Statements in Celaya About Witchcraft” (1614)
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface

Informations pratiques

  • Éditeur : University Park (Pa.) : Pennsylvania State University press
  • Date de parution : cop. 2011
  • Description matérielle : 1 vol. (X-117 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Collection : (Latin American originals ; 5).
  • Réunit : “On whether the Indians of the New World should be instructed in liberal arts and sacred theology” / Alfonso de Castro, 1543. “Sermon on the nativity of Our Lord” : Cholula, December 1577 / Alonso Cabello. “Witness statements in Celaya about witchcraft” / Diego Muñoz, 1614
  • ISBN 978-0-271-04872-7 (br.)


  • PARIS-BnF : 2014-113766

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Olivier Jacquot (2023, 15 mai). Parution : Forgotten franciscans : works from an inquisitional theorist, a heretic, and an inquisitional deputy . Amoxcalli. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse

Olivier Jacquot

Chargé de collections : manuscrits des fonds américains, Service des manuscrits ORientaux (SOR), département des Manuscrits (MSS), Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

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