Church, Censorship and Culture in Early Modern Italy Hardback

by Gigliola Fragnito;


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Church, Censorship and Culture in Early Modern Italy

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The recent opening of the archive of the former Congregation of the Holy Office in Rome (the office of the 'Inquisition') has yielded an extraordinary wealth of documentation which is already altering dramatically many long-standing views on the repressive activity of the Roman church during the counter-Reformation. Drawing extensively upon this archival source, this book highlights the wide gap between the Church's aim to exert control over all knowledge and actual implementation. The plurality of the central offices, their contradictory decisions, and the inadequacy of the peripheral offices combined to hamper truly effective censorship. But despite this failure in developing a unified expurgatory policy, such prohibition as there was had a disastrous effect upon Italian culture, and for centuries Italians - jurists, scientists, Jews and common readers, as well as scholars - were deprived of their most cherished books.

Church, Censorship and Culture in Early Modern Italy by Gigliola Fragnito was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2001. The ISBN for Church, Censorship and Culture in Early Modern Italy is 9780521661720.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2001)
Weight580g
Number of Pages280
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521661720
ISBN-100521661722
Product Code1192256
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