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Title Brief account of a judicial inquiry into the case of doña Ana, accused of using witchcraft to persuade her Indian lover, don Andrés, to marry her [manuscript]: [between 1530 and 1549]
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Unsigned, undated fragment of the report of a 16th-century trial, most likely before the priests of the Inquisition, involving doña Ana and her lover don Andrés, both Indians of the village of Culhuacán, Mexico. When admonished by Franciscan priests to legitimize their relationship through marriage, doña Ana seeks out those with powers of witchcraft to prepare a charm or cure that will force don Andrés to make her his legal wife. The manuscript indicates that the bishop or Grand Inquisitor is in charge of the trial, and also includes the names of the judges.
Places Culhuacán, Mexico
Keywords trial, court, litigation, law, custom, Spain, New Spain, Franciscans, marriage
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers; Missionaries and Education
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 1908
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue