Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1648 – Del esta[tu]to Toledano, i çierta apologia (Video Orientation)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1648, a statement before a representative of the Inquisition recanting preaching and belief that the Toledo Statute, which concerned purity of bloodlines and prohibited the descendants of Jews and Muslims who converted to Catholicism from receiving the same privileges as descendants of non-converted Catholics, was a heresy. The anonymous author writes as a Spanish Catholic priest whose first name was Alfonso (f. 71r). A typed note is mounted at the beginning of the text (f. 1r) that cites a reference to a work titled Defensio Statuti Toletani, attributed to Didaci Velasquez, published in Antwerp in 1575, in a list of works of Diego Salamancas, successively Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, of Badajoz, and of Zamora.

Video orientation to Ms. Codex 1648

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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