The Spanish Index


Even before the publication of the first Tridentine Index librorum prohibitorum in 1564, the Inquisition in Spain had grown particularly aggressive in its local censorship, publishing its own indexes of prohibited books at Valencia in 1551 and at Valladolid in 1554 and 1559. Further editions were printed at Madrid in 1583 and 1612, Seville in 1632, and again at Madrid in 1640 (reprinted in 1667), 1707, 1747, and 1790. Backed by the strict enforcement of the Inquisition, the Spanish indexes were typically larger and more restrictive than the Tridentine Index and its derivative Roman editions, focusing particular attention on vernacular texts.


       
Zapata's
Index, 1632
Luzero de la
vida christiana
Forbidden
New Testament