San Luis Potosi: El Colegio de San Luis / Universidad Iberamericana, 2020. First edition. Paperback. 244p., facsimiles, tables, graphics, indices, wrps. New. Item #191303
In 1767 King Carlos III ordered the expulsion of the Jesuits from the territories of the Hispanic Monarchy. The actions to fulfill the mandate were clouded in the Viceroyalty of New Spain by a series of social uprisings known as the Tumults of 1767, experienced with particular violence in San Luis Potosí. The arrival of the visitor general, José de Galvez y Gallardo, put an end to the sedition and, along with a series of arrests, exiles and equally violent punishments, the removal of the Jesuits from this jurisdiction was finalized. Armando Hernández Soubervielle takes advantage of the vastness of information in this document to investigate the circulation of knowledge, the current situation in the Jesuit world. The researcher takes us into the complex universe of relations between the Jesuit college and its library in the Potosí territory.