Le comte de Gondomar face aux livres hérétiques d’Angleterre (1599-1623)

This article raises the problems of reception of books considered heretical or problematic from the Catholic perspective from a privileged perspective: that of the ambassador of Philip III of Spain to the court of James I of England, the Earl of Gondomar.
The political interest of the character, his condition as a bibliophile and owner of a notable private library are enhanced to some documentary elements contemporary to the count, important for this analysis: the catalogue of his library (1623) in which the count’s librarian creates a ‘hell’, the post mortem visit of the inquisitors (1626) and the correspondence that amplifies and details the conflict of the circulation of these books.