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SEBASTIAN y LATRE, Thomas

Relacion individual, y veridica del sucesso acontecido en la ciudad de Zaragoza, el dia 6. de abril de 1766. y de todos sus demas progressos.  Formado de orden de S.M. . .

£250

Saragossa, Imprenta del Rey, 1766.

Description

Small 4to.  132 pp.  With 3 folding tables listing those who helped to pacify the revolt.  Contemporary vellum (small tear in spine).   Tiny hole in top right hand corner of preliminary leaves.

Riots against the dictatorial rulings of the Marques of Esquilache and the increased price of bread flared up in Spain in 1766, among the most celebrated being that in Saragossa in April described in this book by Sebastián y Latre.   The incident has often been cited by historians as an example of Charles III's clemency and the popular participation in restoring order.   It was pacified by labourers in little more than two hours, with the almost complete lack of involvement by the authorities who were taken by surprise.   The book reproduces all the documents concerning the rebellion.     Another account exists dated Saragossa 1766, 52 pp., which has far less detail.

Palau 305482.  

00050

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