Title: Setenca do…Padre Luiz de Azurar Lobo.
Place of creation: Lisbon, Portugal.
Physical description: Paper, 8 leaves (16 p.) ; 22 x 16 cm.
Summary: Persecution of Marranos ; Inquisition in Portugal ; Conversion to Judaism. Full manuscript title: Setenca do S[anc]to Officio que derao os Inquisidores, e maes Deputaors contra Padre Luiz de Azurar Lobo p[ar]te de Christam novo natural, e morador na villa de Montemor o velho em 31 de Marco do Anno de 1662, Domingo 4to da Quaresma. Pela qual foi relaxado a Justicia Secular por herege, Apostata de nossa Santa Fee, e declarado por convicto, ficto, falso, simulado, confitente diminuto, impenitente variante, e levogante, deposto, e degradado das Ordens, etc. According to the bookseller’s description, Azurar Lobo was a Catholic priest who “confessed to being a Jew, keeping Sabbaths and Fasts and abstaining from pork and fish without scales” (See bookseller’s description pasted to original archival folder housing manuscript). This manuscript contains an account of Azurar Lobo’s trial for heresy and its aftermath, and is described by the bookseller as unpublished.
Note: Disbound. Pages unnumbered. Written in dark brown ink in a neat cursive Portuguese hand. Sale price visible in pencil in upper left margin of first leaf. Description from bookseller’s catalogue pasted to cover of archival folder in which manuscript was originally housed. Possibly originally part of the same manuscript as “Setenca do Padre Frey Diogo da Assumpcam,” since both were purchased from the same seller and identified as being written in Lisbon around 1710 ; leaves are very close in size and hands look very similar, though here the ink is darker. Gift of the Abner A. Wolf Foundation in memory of Mrs. Sadie Mannheimer, n.d.
Call #: Manus 12