Madrid: Biblioteca de la Ciencia Cristiana, 1889. . 8vo, Spanish tree calf, skillfully rebacked. Gift presentation on the half title, possibly authorial Apparently not in Georgetown University Library. a work by one Jesuit priest on the educational theories of Juan de Mariana (1536-1624) and the author of an authoritative and lengthy history of Spain. He also wrote, under the Spanish king's approval, a work on the education of princes which some French readers felt encouraged the killing of despots. "Ã’The book certainly contained a misconstrued observation in favour of the assassination of Henry III of France, and defended, though with many restrictions and precautions, the disposition and killing of a tyrant. That did not escape the Jesuits in France and they drew the attention of the general of the order to it. [He] at once expressed his regret, stating that the work had been published without his knowledge, and that he would take care that [it] should be corrected. In 1605 there Ã‰ appeared Ã‰ [an] altered edition at Mainz; to what degree the book had been corrected by the order is hard to discover. Mariana Ã‰ had not prepared another edition. But in 1610 a real storm broke loose against the book in France; by the order of Parliament the book was publicly burnt by the hand of the public executioner, while in Spain it continued to enjoy the royal favour. The general of the order forbade members to preach that it is lawful to kill tyrants.Ã“--Catholic Encyclopedia (Inventory #: 2551)
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