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The Resource Ordenan[za]s del baratillo de Mexico dada p[or] exortazion a consejo a sus dotores, compuestas por don Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache

Ordenan[za]s del baratillo de Mexico dada p[or] exortazion a consejo a sus dotores, compuestas por don Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache

Label
Ordenan[za]s del baratillo de Mexico dada p[or] exortazion a consejo a sus dotores
Title
Ordenan[za]s del baratillo de Mexico dada p[or] exortazion a consejo a sus dotores
Statement of responsibility
compuestas por don Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache
Title variation
Ordenanzas del baratillo de Mexico dada por exortazion a consejo a sus dotores
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
Summary: humorous and sarcastic mid-18th-century treatise by an unidentified author using the pen name Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache, describing Mexico City's colonial society.
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • pages 56-57
  • no. 21332
Citation source
  • Katzew, I. Casta painting
  • Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum in bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The "ordenanzas" are arranged in 377 numbered paragraphs, taking the form of traditional Spanish legal codes to attack and satirize creole society, and parody the verbosity, formal language, and bureaucratic protocol characteristic of 18th-century Spanish colonial documents. The author's strong anti-Spaniard bias is unmistakable in his description of Mexico City's multiracial lower-class population, particularly in relation to themes such as peninsular privilege and racial discrimination, and his ridiculizing peninsular or "Gachupin" tendencies through this collection of mock ordinances. The identity of the text's purported author remains unknown; given the extremely critical nature of the manuscript, Chreslos Jache was surely a pen name for a highly educated individual very familiar with the particularities of urban life in New Spain. The "ordenanzas" are preceded by a letter, supposedly written by a "peninsular Spaniard who had lived in Peru and was familiar with the people and customs of Mexico. The letter was supposedly written at the request of a fellow Spaniard living in Madrid, to whom the manuscript is addressed, eager to get a 'true' description of life and manners in Mexico. The desire to improve the colony's situation by identifying its maladies is clearly articulated in the letter" (see Katzew)
Label
Ordenan[za]s del baratillo de Mexico dada p[or] exortazion a consejo a sus dotores, compuestas por don Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Script: in a contemporary secretarial hand
  • Title leaf unnumbered; remaining leaves numbered 1-155 in a contemporary hand
  • Binding: bound in contemporary black and blue mottled paper over brown leather; gold-stamped spine title "Ordenanza del Baratillo de Mexico. Ms.;" small paper label at base of spine bearing manuscript number of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 18 cm
Extent
1 volume (156 leaves)
Immediate source of acquisition
Samuel Katz, 839 Manning Ave., Los Angeles 90024;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
paper
Ownership
Provenance: MS 21332 of the library of Sir Thomas Phillips.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044737067
  • ucoclc1044737067
Label
Ordenan[za]s del baratillo de Mexico dada p[or] exortazion a consejo a sus dotores, compuestas por don Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache
Publication
Note
  • Script: in a contemporary secretarial hand
  • Title leaf unnumbered; remaining leaves numbered 1-155 in a contemporary hand
  • Binding: bound in contemporary black and blue mottled paper over brown leather; gold-stamped spine title "Ordenanza del Baratillo de Mexico. Ms.;" small paper label at base of spine bearing manuscript number of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 18 cm
Extent
1 volume (156 leaves)
Immediate source of acquisition
Samuel Katz, 839 Manning Ave., Los Angeles 90024;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
paper
Ownership
Provenance: MS 21332 of the library of Sir Thomas Phillips.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044737067
  • ucoclc1044737067

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