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In Memorias de Libros: Censura y comercio de libros en Nueva España (2023), Antonio Cortijo Ocaña (Department of Spanish and Portuguese), maps the book culture of 17th century New Spain with a focus on Mexico City. Between 1680 and 1683, the Mexican Inquisition demanded all booksellers in Mexico compile lists of the books they offered for sale. Unearthing several of these lists containing hundreds of titles in the El Archivo General de la Nación, Cortijo Ocaña offers a rare glimpse of the reading public in New Spain and the intellectual underpinnings of the ruling elites.

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