Discours pathétique au sujet des Calamités Présentes arrivées en Portugal. Le Chevalier d'Oliveyra, Joaquim de Carvalho, Francoisco Xavier de Oliveira.

Discours pathétique au sujet des Calamités Présentes arrivées en Portugal

Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade, 1922.

Mass Market Paperback. Good with no dust jacket. Item #10398

Toned with some foxing, 1" spine edge tear, UNDERLINING, spine chipping, light edgewear, wear. Still serviceable and solid mass market paperback. ; French language. Critical political and religious discussion of the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 by the Chevalier de Oliveira, a Portuguese refugee convert to Protestantism whose works were banned in Portugal by the Inquisition. "The Discours Pathetique is a fiercely worded direct attack on the Inquisition and the Roman Church in Portugal, and it is addressed to the King himself, for the Chevalier (Sir Francis Oliveira, as his English friends sometimes referred to him) considered himself entitled by reason of his membership of his order and his former court connexions to appeal direct to the sovereign. He said first of all that the cause of the earthquake was the anger of God, and his general reflections on this specially notable example of divine punishment are those that were expressed over and over again in the sermons and pious tracts of the time; but these simple considerations are no more than a brief introduction to his real message. He could not bring himself to believe that the Portuguese were really aware of the calamitous significance of what has happened, for surely they must see that God has angrily discontinued His former loving protection of this country." - T D Kendrick; The Lisbon Earthquake. Nova Edição seguida duma notícia bibliográfica pelo Dr Joaquim de Carvalho. ; Biblioteca do se´culo XVIII; Vol. 1; 118 pages.

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