A Contribution to the comparative history: the Monastery of San Jerónimo de Valparaíso (Cordoba, Spain) in their written report during the old regime

Soledad Gómez Navarro


This work is part of my current line of research focused on the study of the Church in modern Spain as a social and power institution  and, in particular, on the monastery of San Jeronimo de Cordoba, Valparaiso, where I have started a case study  because of the inquiry, redemption and valuation of one of the most outstanding, richest and most  significant accumulated  documents provided by  the Jeromes, Cordoba: the so called “Protocol” or book “Tumbo”. The formal analysis and mainly the content of private church documents is the core of this contribution. Its information on assets,  novice admittance, real protection, relations with various institutions in the city, charity foundations and creation, expansion and maintenance of the monastery, are definitely necessary to get to know the newly born Valparaiso  economically, socially, politically and culturally in the early  fourteenth century, maintained until the first confiscation in the  nineteenth-century as a genuine example of the Iberian Order to which it belonged.


Church history; Modern Spain; Regular orders; Jeromes; Heuristics.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1984-3356.2011v4n8p999

Londrina/PR - Brasil
ISSN: 1984-3356