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    The Salamanca Archives

    Richardson, Regina Whelan (1995) The Salamanca Archives. In: Maynooth Library Treasures : from the Collections of St. Patrick's College. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, pp. 112-147. ISBN 1874045305

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    An overview of the Salamanca Archive held at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, within the context of the history of the Irish Colleges in Spain. From the late 16th century, Irish colleges grew up on the continent in countries where trade links with Ireland were already well established and where there was support for Catholic reform. Young men, seeking an education for the professions or training for the priesthood, gravitated to university centres in France, Spain, Portugal, and the Low Countries where small colleges were established to provide their formation .The archives of the Irish College in Salamanca came to Maynooth on the closure of the college in 1951. They comprise some 50,000 administrative documents dating from the foundation of the college in 1592 to the mid- 20th century. The collection also includes some papers from other Irish colleges on the Iberian Peninsula: Lisbon (flourished 1590-1834), Valladolid (founded 1592), Santiago de Compostela (fl. 1605-1769), Seville (fl. 1612-1767), Madrid (founded 1629), Alcalá de Henares (fl. 1649-1785).

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The material in the Salamanca Archive may be searched through the online catalogue at: St. Patrick's College Maynooth Archives Catalogue. An updated bibliography with post- 1995 material has been compiled and incorporated into the original list by Susan Leyden, Archivist, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and can be found at the same web address under Resource Documents. Corrigendum: Thomas Stapleton should read Theobald Stapleton (p. 123)
    Keywords: Maynooth Library Treasures; Salamanca Archive; Russell Library; Irish Colleges; Ireland and Spain; Ireland and Europe; Irish Colleges in Spain;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > Spanish
    University Library
    Item ID: 5689
    Depositing User: Regina Whelan Richardson
    Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 11:08
    Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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