‘Treatise on the ransoming of captives’
Jerónimo Gracián de la Madre de Dios
Original Language: Spanish
Jerónimo Gracián deals with the topic of captivity in Tratado de la redención de cautivos and also in his autobiographical Peregrinación de Anastasio (‘Pilgrimage of Anastasius’). He wrote the Tratado when he was sent from Spain to Ceuta and Tangiers. In the 2006 edition, it is 125 pages long.
In the five chapters of this work, Gracián stresses the need to ran…